House Cricket

lightmin - October 5, 2011

House CricketPhysical Characteristics

The adult House cricket is 3/4″ to 7/8″ long. They are typically light yellowish brown with 3 dark crossbands on the head.

Behavior

The House cricket’s name comes from the fact that this cricket often enters homes where they can survive indefinitely, hence the House cricket. The house cricket feeds on wool, cotton and synthetics, resulting in large areas of fabric being eaten.

The House cricket typically lives outdoors during warm weather; when cold weather is approaching, they seek refuge inside homes and sheds.

Their presence is often indicated by the male’s chirping sound which occurs either day or night and is known as a calling song used to attract females.

Treatment

Most infestations of crickets can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control.