Use This Kitchen Ingredient To Get Chirping Crickets Out Of Your Home

Crickets may not be top of the list when it comes to destructive and harmful pests, but their chirping is more than enough reason to want to get rid of them. Whether they're making their way into your home or just hanging out in the backyard, you'll be happy to know that the bottle of molasses in your pantry can be used to take care of your cricket problem.

Molasses can be used to create a trap for crickets. All you need to do is mix 3 or 4 tablespoons in a small bowl of water and place it in the different parts of the house where you've heard them, and in humid areas as crickets thrive in those environments. The sweet scent will draw them to the bowl and they will enter and drown. Then you can dispose of them. Keep creating this trap until there are no more crickets in the bowl.

How molasses gets rid of crickets

When getting rid of crickets and other pests, find out what they're attracted to and how they get into your home so you can address the issue from the source. Crickets are attracted to food particles, which means you should be storing food in airtight containers and cleaning up any crumbs and spills as soon as they happen. Because they also like humid environments, you can try to reduce the moisture levels in your home. To prevent them from entering, ensure your windows and doors close properly and seal any small gaps and cracks that they can get through.

Another way to get crickets out of your home is to use other sticky traps, like a glue trap with cornmeal bait. If you have spiders or lizards in your backyard, you can also let them take care of your cricket problem since they are their natural predators. Even the movement of your dog or cat around the house might be able to deter them from coming around. However, In the case of a severe infestation, it is recommended to contact a pest control professional.