House Crickets

Quick Facts

Risk Factors

  • Family
  • Home
  • Pet

Season

  • Fall

Color

Size

0.75 - 0.88 inch

Inch Long

Shape

Long

What do House Crickets look like?

House crickets are yellowish-brown with three bands going across their head. Adults grow to be between ¾ and ⅞ of an inch in length. Both females and males have wings that cover their abdomen, and large hind legs that they use for jumping.

What are the signs of House Crickets?

House crickets most often enter homes while searching for a warm, humid environment to live in when the weather becomes cooler outside. Once inside, house crickets are found hiding in basements, closets, and crawl spaces. House crickets will feed on plants, live insects, dead insects, clothing, and fabrics. House crickets are also a very noisy pest to have in your home; the males will make loud chirping sounds by rubbing their front wings together in order to attract females.

What Damage do House Crickets cause?

House crickets can cause a lot of damage to personal items stored in your home; they will chew large holes in fabrics, furniture, and clothing as they feed on them.

House crickets are also a very noisy pest to have in your home; the males will make loud chirping sounds by rubbing their front wings together in order to attract females.

How do you prevent House Crickets?

A couple of ways to prevent house crickets include:

Fix leaking pipes or fixtures.
Control humidity levels by running dehumidifiers.
Declutter basement and storage areas.
Seal exterior cracks and holes.
Stack firewood away from the house.

How do I get rid of House Crickets?

You can vacuum crickets but you might miss hidden ones and without removing the source, more could enter.

Can House Crickets hurt me?

Crickets not known to bite or carry diseases. The most damage they cause is to items with fabric such as couches, curtains, and clothing.

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