Cricket

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Gryllidae

How to Identify an 

Cricket

Crickets are 1/2 to 1 1/8 of an inch in length. They are light brown to black in color and sometimes green. They have long threadlike antennae that are longer than their body. Crickets make a chirping noise.

Female crickets have a long stinger-like appendage coming out of the rear of their body.

Where do they come from?

A cricket’s diet consists of agricultural grain crops and vegetables. They also eat fabrics, synthetics or leather and fur, especially when it’s soiled with human perspiration.

Crickets cause damage to fabrics and are a minor nuisance pest around and inside structures.

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What do they look like?

Female cricket with stinger-like appendage
Crickets are light brown to black in color
Crickets area nuisance in and around structures

Where do they live?

Cricket overwinter as eggs in soil. The female uses her stinger-like appendage to lay the eggs in the soil. They can be found in moist areas such as mulch beds, woodpiles, weeds, stone piles, etc.

Name:

Gryllidae

Size:

Diet:

Grain crops and vegetables, fabrics, synthetics, leather, fur

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