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Backyard Bug Patrol, a comprehensive pest control services company based in Great Falls, VA, wants to wish its customers a happy Thanksgiving season and is thankful for another good year of service as activities typically come to a close during the winter season. The company is now looking forward to another great season of helping homes become safe from pests come spring of 2023. Meanwhile, the company has recently published a blog post that explains what people need to know about house crickets during Christmas. This article can be accessed at

There are various kinds of crickets in the ecosystem. These include: King crickets, Jerusalem cricket, Camel cricket, and Mormon crickets. House crickets are nocturnal, which means they are hidden during the day. They are typically found in warm areas of the home, such as the kitchen, fireplace, basement, and in cracks and crevices behind the baseboard. They often cause damage to paper, woolen clothes, silk, all types of food, and rubber, although the damage is just minor, unless they are present in huge numbers.

House crickets usually have a lifespan of 90 days, depending on the season and the presence of predators. Some crickets have been found to survive in homes for more than two years or even more without cold weather and predation. But in general, crickets will rarely live for longer than a few weeks. The interior of homes typically provide the optimum environment for crickets, which is why people who want to get rid of them need to act fast. More about Backyard Bug Patrol and their pest control services can be gleaned by visiting their Facebook page at

It is also important to note that crickets may not just be annoying because of the noise they make but they can bite or chew on various items in the home. And the damage can be significant if a large number of crickets are able to enter the home. As the weather gets colder, more crickets will try to seek shelter in homes. Thus, it may be a good idea to get the help of professional pest control technicians, such as those who work at Backyard Bug Patrol.

Backyard Bug Patrol offers preventative treatment for homes for pests that are typically found in and around the home, such as spiders, ants, crickets, silverfish, and more. They offer cricket control as a part of their Organic Pest Control Program. This is a once-a-year green, 100 percent organic, preventative pest control program. A pest control technician will visit the home and conduct an inspection of the interior. Whenever pests are found and when applicable, the technician will use a green, non-toxic pest control solution that is 100 percent organic to treat those areas where the pests have been found to be active. The technician will inspect the food storage spaces, cabinets, bathrooms, and then walk around the interior and exterior parts of the home to check for the presence of pests.

Launched in 2010, Backyard Bug Patrol seeks to provide the best possible customer service for pest control as Director of Operations Pat Durkin and CFO John Mitchell always consider pest control as a personal issue. Pat Durkin himself had experienced getting infected with the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, and almost cost him his life. Meanwhile, all of the members of the Mitchell family had been affected by Lyme disease, which is transmitted ticks. Having experienced firsthand the serious effects of having mosquitoes and ticks in the backyard, they are very passionate in eliminating ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests from homes and backyards.

People who would like to know how to get rid of pests from their home and backyard can check out the Backyard Bug Patrol website or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday. More information about the company, particularly the five star reviews they have been receiving, can visit their YouTube channel at


For more information about Backyard Bug Patrol, contact the company here:

Backyard Bug Patrol
John Mitchell
(703) 621-7116
Backyard Bug Patrol
Great Falls, VA 22066


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