The Cave Cricket Mystery

The Cave Cricket Mystery

We've all seen them, scary jumping bugs that seem to lurk in the dark corners of our basement. This is a true story of an encounter so frightening, well not that frightening, but kinda creepy and a little uncomfortable.

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Invasion of the Jumping Crickets...

Crickets that jump!

So you are in your basement and you see something with lots of legs jumping around....EEK!!! What is that thing? It just jumped at me!

That's a camel cricket my friend, and yes, it jumped at you. Jumping is how they defend themselves when they feel threatened, it's trying to scare you away (and it's probably working!). But no worries, they won't bite, they can't bite. Camel crickets don't have fangs, or the ability to bite. But they can chew! And they will eat just about anything, even each other. 

Want to know more? Let's explore the world of camel crickets. The more you know about these pesky pests, the better chance you have of decreasing and hopefully eliminating the population in your home.

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How Can You Tell if You Have a Cricket Problem?

One of the few downsides of living in New York is the possibility of cave crickets. You might have noticed these jumping crickets in your home. If you think your home might have a cricket problem, here’s what you need to know…

Identifying Cave Crickets

Cave crickets can range anywhere from three to eight inches in length. They are a light yellow/brown color with three dark cross bands on their heads. Their antennas are longer than their bodies and their wings lay flat on their backs.

Where Cave Crickets Live

During the summer, they live outdoors. They are especially common in garbage dumps. As soon as the weather begins to cool down, these crickets seek refuge anywhere warm—homes, sheds, etc.

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