Yellowish brown with 3 dark cross bands on head
3/4 – 7/8” (16-22 mm)
Crickets are active at night and usually hide in dark warm places during the day. When outside, they feed on plants and other insects, Indoors, crickets will feed on fabric and paper products, leaving large holes, and seem to be especially attracted to clothes soiled with perspiration.
During warm weather months, crickets tend to live outdoors and are attracted to environments with paper products such as landfills. They can be attracted to bright lights in large numbers and tend to rest on vertical surfaces like walls, poles, ect. During cold-weather months, crickets will turn to the moisture and warmth of homes, sheds, and other structured.
When crickets enter homes, they can be a nuisance to occupants due to the loud chirping at night. In addition to the disturbance of noise, they can also do damage to the contents of the home or storage items. They may eat through large areas of fabric to furniture upholstery, clothing, and carpets. They typically feed on the fabric surface, leaving the area roughened from loose fibers.
House Cricket Prevention
The most effective way to get rid of crickets call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*. Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.