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The Truth Behind Jerusalem Crickets: More Than Meets the Eye

Sometimes, things take an unexpected twist in the vast realm of pest control. Recently, one of our keen-eyed technicians shared an intriguing image with us.

What we saw was none other than the enigmatic Jerusalem cricket! If you’re unfamiliar with this critter, you might be tempted to lump it in with the usual cricket crowd. But hold on to your swatters because here comes the curveball: they’re not crickets at all! They hail from a family of insects that merely resemble crickets. So, while they may carry the ‘cricket’ label, these fellows dance to their own tune.

Misunderstood Marvels: Clearing up Some Myths

Geographic Distribution: Jerusalem crickets are primarily found in Mexico and the western parts of the United States. So, if you spot one in Boise, you’re not alone!  

Look-alikes: Their unique appearance often lands them in mistaken identity cases. People frequently mix them up with the arachnid Wind Scorpion. Although they sport similar shades and forms, they are distinctly different species.

Venom and Bites: Rest assured, these crickets aren’t venomous. However, if threatened, they might deliver a bite that can be quite uncomfortable.

Night Owls with a Taste for Decay: Operating primarily under the cloak of night, Jerusalem crickets are scavengers. Their diet mainly consists of dead and decaying matter.

When Things Get Odd, Barrier Pest Control Has Your Back!

While encountering a Jerusalem cricket might be an intriguing tale for a dinner party, dealing with an insect situation at your home isn’t always a walk in the park. But here’s the good news: We’ve got you covered when the unusual and unexpected pops up, especially in Boise!

Remember, at Barrier Pest Control, we’re not just about exterminating pests. We’re dedicated to understanding them, demystifying the myths, and providing solutions that stand the test of time. Our commitment to offering high-quality service is unparalleled. With our Quarterly Pest Control service, you’re not just getting a one-time solution. We’re with you throughout the year, ensuring your home remains a pest-free zone. Should you encounter any issues between our scheduled visits, we’re just a call away to provide a free retreatment.

At Barrier, we’re proud of our proven track record. We’re licensed, insured, and committed to safety. Our technicians are trained to treat your home with the utmost respect, ensuring cleanliness and professionalism at every step.

So, remember to give us a ring the next time you come face-to-face with an insect that leaves you scratching your head (hopefully not due to a bite!). At Barrier Pest Control, we make the oddities of the pest world a little less mysterious.

Give Us A Shot!

Because of who we are, our history, our commitment to the future, our guarantee, and the specific standards that we hold ourselves to, we are confident that you will want to do business with us. Give us a call at (208) 463-4533 to request a quote! We are open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

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Our pest control services are also available in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Emmett, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, Melba, Middleton, Star, Marsing, Homedale, Caldwell and Mountain Home.