Baits, Insecticides for Crickets
Cricket elimination is best accomplished
by combining a good residual spray with a professional
bait. Spray is to be used
indoors and outdoors, baits are placed in hiding places where sprays cannot be used but
where crickets can be found. Baits can also be used outdoors.
Odorless insecticide spray products such as Permethrin Pro or Suspend SC are best for long term control.
Suspend SC (a professional Deltamethrin product) is the most
popular. Choose the size or formulation that best suits you.
Spray outdoors around
windows, doors, vents, weep holes, plumbing lines or other possible entry points.
You also need to spray a band around the structure, three feet high and to the ground (on
your exterior walls) as well as a six foot swath on the ground. This will create a
barrier that not only kills existing crickets and other insect pests but also prevents
outdoor bugs from becoming indoor pests. To help eliminate crickets from
attics, basements or cracks and crevices, Maxforce
FG Granular Bait or Baygon Bait
are recommended. Baygon Bait is best for large jobs, Maxforce
FG is best suited for smaller jobs. Maxforce FG and Baygon Bait are
best applied using the Crusader Duster.
This handy duster allows you to effectively penetrate insect hiding places with baits or
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