Backyard Bug Patrol Presents Some Little Known Facts About Crickets

Backyard Bug Patrol, a comprehensive pest control services company based in Great Falls, VA, is happy to announce that they have recently published a blog post that presents some facts about crickets that most people don't know. The article presents some questions that reveal some interesting trivia about crickets, a kind of insect that is distantly related to grasshoppers. Crickets are found in various parts of the world and their common habitats are bushes, grasslands, forests, caves, beaches, and marshes. Crickets produce that annoying sound that is commonly heard at night and are typically not considered to be pests. But if many of them stay in a home and cause problems for the family, Backyard Bug Patrol can help. The blog post can be accessed at

One of the interesting questions answered by the article is whether crickets are indeed considered to be a lucky charm in Asia. People from various parts of the world actually have different interpretations about various things, including crickets. In China, it has been a traditional custom to keep crickets in cages in their homes, which was the basis for Cri-kee, the cricket, in the Walt Disney animated film, “Mulan.” Also many indigenous people in various places around the world believe that crickets bring good luck. And many Americans believe that it is bad luck to harm or kill a cricket in the house.

Another interesting question is why crickets make those loud noises, especially during the night. The answer is that male crickets chirp to attract females because they want to start mating. But they also make those noises as a way to warn others about impending danger or when they are about to fight other male crickets. Thus, chirping is actually their means of communication. And they chirp at night because it is the time when predators are not so active. When they sense danger, such as people approaching them, they will stop chirping. Furthermore, they make such loud noises because they can’t hear but can only sense vibrations.

Still another interesting question is what crickets like to eat. The answer is that crickets are omnivores, which means they will feed on anything, and their favorites are fruits, meat, cat food, raw vegetables, wood, dry food, and dead and decaying matter. With regards to fruits, their favorites are apples, bananas, and oranges. They also like to eat fruit plant seeds, thus, they can eat the seeds planted in the garden. Crickets also require protein in their diet. Thus, they will eat other insects to get protein because they will die without it. They also eat chicken scraps, beef roasts, and hamburgers. Those who would like to know more about Backyard Bug Patrol can visit their Facebook page at

Crickets also love to eat raw vegetables, such as cabbage, lettuce, potatoes, and carrots. These vegetables are rich in nutrients that crickets require for growth. Thus, they often feast on fresh vegetable and even leftovers found in the trash can. Another favorite food for crickets is cat food. Those who keep crickets as pets usually break cat food into smaller pieces and feet them to the crickets. Some crickets like to eat wood and others also eat the fungi growing on the wood. Dry food items are also eaten by crickets, such as seeds, wheat bran, and alfalfa. And while crickets prefer fresh meats, they can also feed on decaying meat if there is no fresh food available.

Founded in 2010, Backyard Bug Patrol takes pride in having the capability to deliver the best possible customer services when it comes to pest control. For the CFO John Mitchell and Director of Operations Pat Durkin, pest control is something that is personal. This is because the whole Mitchell family got Lyme disease in their backyard while Pat Durkin himself got West Nile Virus and almost died from it. Thus, they are committed to giving their best in ridding homes and yards of ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests.

Homeowners and other property owners who are interested in getting rid of pests, including crickets, in their home and backyard can visit the Backyard Bug Patrol website, or contact them through the phone or via email. More information about their exact location and other company details can be obtained from their Google Maps page at They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.


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