Indian House Crickets find indoors hospitable and maybe just the only species that can reside indoors and produce and rear young ones there. While dormant during the daytime, they do parade at nights to sing your favorite lullaby or snack on crumbs left behind, steal your pet’s food, and plant debris.
Indian House Cricket
Dirty laundry is especially attractive to Field Crickets because of perspiration stains and food spills. When outdoors, however, they may damage your annual flowers and garden plants.
Before falling prey to old age during the late summer periods, crickets are known for popping out their eggs in the soil. The egg subsequently spend the winter in the soil and nymphs later emerge from their eggs in late spring. Nymph crickets are easily identified as they bear resemblance to adult crickets, but lack wings. They also gorge on the same type of food. After/roughly 90 days, the nymphs will take their place in the animal world (or human world) as adults.
Diatomaceous earth: While this item might be a bit hard to pronounce, it’s an extremely safe and effective insect killer. It is absolutely harmless to people and pets, but totally lethal to insects. Found in most home improvement or garden stores, diatomaceous earth is a fine powder than can be sprinkled around areas where you’ve got a problem. When the crickets come into contact with it, simply by walking through it, it causes small cuts and scratches in their exoskeleton which leads to dehydration, and ultimately their death. Best of all, it will also work on other insect pests like ants, roaches, silverfish, etc. This method works best indoors, in dry areas. If the diatomaceous earth gets wet, it becomes ineffective and will need to be applied again.
House crickets are common in most parts of the world. While they can be difficult to locate in your home, there are plenty of ways to get rid of them, even if you have a hard time finding them. Unfortunately, they tend to hide and stop making noise when you turn on a light, making them hard to track down. Fortunately, though, they can be lured out of their hiding places with relative ease. Best of all, you can get rid of your night time crooning visitors without resorting to poisonous chemicals that might be dangerous for your family or pets.
Molasses traps: House crickets are attracted to the sweet smell of molasses. You can make traps with 2-liter soda bottles or glass jars that you don’t need. To use a soda bottle, simply cut the bottle in half and throw out the top. Mix 1 part molasses with 10 parts water and fill the bottle half way. Using a glass jar, the same, fill it about halfway. Set the trap out in an area where you’ve seen crickets and they will jump in the water, following the scent of the molasses, and drown. This will work in both indoor and outdoor areas. You’ll want to check and clean these out fairly often.
If you’ve got a problem with crickets in or around your home, here are some of the best natural ways to kill house crickets. All are effective and should help with any small problem. If you think you’ve got a larger problem, try combining some tactics together and you should be able to get rid of your pests in no time.
The Indian House Cricket boasts a light yellowish-brown semblance with darker ‘bands and spots’. It’s approximately ¾ inch long (after hitting maturity) and is troublesome home invaders. As they commonly gather outdoors around foundations, they can easily enter your home through cracks, crevices, or your own mistake in leaving the doors open.
House crickets are common in most parts of the world. While they can be difficult to locate in your home, there are plenty of ways to get rid of them.