Does anyone know how to get rid of camel crickets (also known as cave crickets)? They are driving me crazy coming into my home. I've done my best to seal openings where they may be coming in, but they still manage. Thanks and God bless.
By Joan from Lewes, DE
I purchased a gallon of 9 month insect repellent spray from the hardware store and sprayed my foundation and all around the basement windows with this stuff. No more spiders or crickets except for the occasional one here & there. I live in a fairly dry climate so spraying twice a year is good for me but give it a try. For the crickets already in your house, there is a granular bait you can use for them to feed on to kill them.
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They love to hop in when you open your door! Buy the sticky mouse strips and place near doors exiting your home. When full toss in the trash. By Syd
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Every summer we have at least one cricket enter our bedroom from the patio door. I am wondering if there was something I could spray to keep them from wanting to come inside that won't effect our cat?
crickets are very attracted to dark, moist spaces. They thrive on decomposing wood. I used to have a driftwood art studio basement apartment and we were overrun! LIterally it sounded like we were outdoors.
I would make sure that there's no excess moisture in the house by having a dehumidifier. Also cover over any cracks in the walls, under furniture, etc, anywhere they could be. Take special care in the bathroom - you may have to check inside the drains to make sure there are no nests. Covering up drains when not in use can make this problem go away
There is cricket bait and you can use sticky traps.
Are there any cheap ways to get rid of cave crickets? I get them in my garage which is below my house. I know they aren't dangerous, but they are pretty hideous to look at and if you kill one another one will come along and eat it. That's gross. I hear they will continue to multiply and infest if not taken care of.
By Delores L. from Dayton, KY
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How do you get rid of crickets? I live in an older house. Crickets keep getting inside and they keep me awake at night.