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Family Gryllidae

Crickets Facts and Information

Crickets are small and highly vocal pests. These critters often serve as a tasty source of protein for small birds, rodents, reptiles, and amphibians. While harmless when outdoors if you don’t mind the sound, crickets can cause damage if they make it inside your home by feeding on some of your belongings. 

FAQs About Crickets

What are crickets?

If you’re unfortunate enough to have crickets as neighbors, then here’s what you need to know. Crickets are from the Orthoptera order of insects and share qualities with grasshoppers – they can be voracious omnivores which means anything edible in your home is liable to get chewed up by these unwelcome guests! Avoiding a cricket infestation takes more than just luck – but don’t worry; we’ll cover ways on how best to handle this situation so that both sides stay content and free from insect-y hassle! 

What do crickets look like?

With over 900 distinct species living on Earth, crickets are a diverse and powerful family of insect. Most have an elongated build with six legs, two antennae, and long hind limbs that enable them to spring up to 30 inches! Some varieties even possess wings making it possible for them take flight. Although mostly similar in appearance the sizes range from miniscule at just 1/12 inch all the way through to 2 full inches – impressive freedom of expression within such small frames! 

How do I get rid of crickets in my house?

When your home is infested with crickets, you need to eliminate warm and moist spots and arrange adequate ventilation in the attic, basement, and crawl spaces to reduce humidity. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to remove crickets and their eggs. 

Unfortunately, DIY methods rarely work to tame a cricket problem. You are likely to need professional assistance such as Grizz Pest Management to help get rid of these annoying pests