House Cricket

House Cricket

Crickets can be a nuisance inside and around the perimeter of structures. When inside, they can be damaging to fabrics, woolens, silks, and other materials. They are often attracted to lights at night and produce an annoying chirping sound by rubbing their wings together. Crickets range in size between ½ and ¾ inches in length, are yellowish brown in color, and have long slender antennae.

The key to managing crickets is exclusion. Seal or caulk all crack and crevices from the exterior that provide access into the building or structure. Change all exterior lighting to yellow incandescent lights that are less attractive at night. Garbage and other refuse should be kept in sealed containers and elevated whenever possible. Outside perimeter applications are effective in areas subject to moisture and heavy watering.