The change of season in Las Vegas is upon us and whether you live in Spring Valley or Seven Hills crickets can become a nuisance at this time of year. These vocal insects are essentially just a nuisance pest, particularly if their concerts keep you awake at night.
Crickets aren’t known to be harmful or dangerous. However, once inside your house, field and house crickets may feed on fabric (cotton, silk, wool, fur and linen).
While they may be mistaken for Grasshoppers, Field Crickets still have their numbers accounted for. They especially love the warm, dry climate in the Las Vegas Desert and as soon as the scorching summer begins to ease, the ideal temperature of the fall is the perfect time for Cricket mating season, which brings about generous swarms and swelling choruses.
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Currently, the field cricket is the most common one you will find here in the Las Vegas Valley.
Typically, the cricket is not dangerous. They are more of a nuisance when chirping loud into the night and having an appetite for common fabrics.
Yes, Female crickets lay about 100 eggs in their lifetime and in a location that is hidden from other male crickets who want to destroy them.
Their companions though, will defend their mates, even risking their own lives to protect a female carrying his eggs.
Other than the desire for your clothes, the crickets are considered omnivores and eating insects, fungi, as well as plant materials.
It is the male crickets who sing and create the sounds with their wings. Each wing has a tiny rasp-like area at the tip. The cricket scrapes the top of one wing over the bottom of the other to make that characteristic chirping sound.
This resource provides information on Grasshoppers & Crickets that are native to Las Vegas, what they enjoy, and how to prevent crickets from entering your home.