Color: Straw color with 3 dark bands on the head.
Size: ¾-inch (18 mm).
House Cricket: The house and Filed Cricket commonly invade homes. Hide during day the day in warm and dark places.
Field Cricket: Prefer to live outdoors. They move inside when grasses dry up or environmental conditions outdoors become unfavorable.
Camel Cricket: Live damp and dark basement that have partial dirt floor.
Crickets generally live and breed outdoors and invade buildings searching for food, moisture, or shelter. The adults are attracted to bright lights on buildings and may fly to homes and other buildings by the dozens or even hundreds (in mid- to late summer). Once near the building, crickets will crawl through any crack or hole that allows them access inside. These insects have been known to feed on and damage clothing, usually items that are soiled and awaiting laundering. Camel crickets do live and breed indoors, usually in a crawl space, cellar or basement. They occasionally wander up into the living areas of the home where their quick jumping ability can startle the unwary person. Camel crickets may also invade homes from wood piles and similar areas outside.
- Annoying noise and migration in large numbers into buildings.
- Can cause damage to some fabrics, such as linens, rayon and furs. They will attack paper, all kinds of foods and even rubber.
- Problems with crickets can be lessened by turning off lights during periods when crickets are numerous, as filed cricket s are often attracted to lighted areas at night.
- Satisfactory control of crickets frequently involves treating both inside and outside the structure, as well as removing breeding and feeding sites outdoors and using tight fitting screens and doors. Any opening to the building near ground level should be properly sealed.
- Improve crawl space ventilation to make the subspace less attractive to camel crickets.
- Store firewood away from the home and off the ground.
- Dispose of piles of lumber or store such items off the ground.
- Clean up piles of leaf litter and clean up any debris that could provide shelter.
- Raise garbage cans off the ground if practical.
- Trash and dumpsters should be placed as far from the building as possible.
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