Crickets, Earwigs, Millipedes, & Pill Bugs
In addition to minimizing areas around your home where these bugs can nest, and managing moisture to help prevent bug build-up and population explosions, use Maggie’s Farm Yard Bug Spray around the perimeter of your home to kill the bugs that are in proximity to the structure and to create a repellent residual barrier to keep other bugs away. Be sure to spray mulch beds next to the foundation (don’t spray siding), out to 3 feet away for effective control. Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray will also kill these bugs when they are sprayed with it. Home Bug Spray is best for use indoors, or for spraying a specific entry point on the outside. It won’t work as well as Yard Bug Spray to reach the ones hiding underneath the mulch outdoors and to establish a good repellent barrier.
If you are looking for long-lasting residual protection against these bugs and other crawling insects that hide indoors, use an effective insecticide dust, like Maggie’s Farm Spider & Insect Dust or Maggie’s Farm Bed Bug Killer. You should apply the dust around areas where you have spotted bug activity, including attics, basements, utility closets, behind and along baseboards, underneath and behind appliances, inside wall voids, in drawer wells (space under the bottom drawer of cupboards), under cabinets, sinks, and tubs, and in other cracks and crevices where bugs have been seen. Don’t forget to apply inside any other cracks and crevices near areas with verified bug activity!
Crickets, Earwigs, Millipedes & Pillbug Facts:
- The most common crickets are house, field and camel crickets.
- Camel crickets are particularly attracted to crawlspaces, under porches, basements, and generally moist secluded areas.
- Only the adult males can chirp and the sound comes from rubbing their wings together.
- Millipedes and pillbugs are not insects, cine they have a lot more than six legs.
- These pests can be somewhat cyclical from year to year, or they can explode in population at certain times of the year.
- They are not generally destructive or disease-carrying, they are just a nuisance.
- Like most insects, these creatures thrive when vegetation is heavy and moisture is plentiful.
- Clutter, leaf litter, dead wood, or objects on the ground will retain moisture and provide places to hide and nest.
- Don’t stack firewood right next to your house, and clear away leaf litter and brush that is near the foundation.