Crickets only pose a health threat if directly attacked, their sharp jaws, primarily used to emit their mating song, can give off a strong bite that gives the sensation of burning.
Crickets eat almost anything including: fabric, wood, paper and wall paper glue.
Crickets are commonly mistaken for grasshoppers. They both have long flattened bodies with long antennae. To tell if you have a cricket or grasshopper roaming in your house, listen for a distinct chirping calling song, which only the cricket is capable of. While these pests are more annoying than they are dangerous, their jaws are very strong and can give off a bite that burns are very strong and can give off a bite that burns.
MOST COMMON TYPES OF CRICKETS
House crickets can be found in and outside of the home. They prefer moist, dark areas such as basements, wells, garages and attics. This species prefers hot temperatures, so these pests are more common in summer, in houses that retain heat. Common hiding places for house crickets include piles of stone, wood and cardboard boxes.
Traits of a House Cricket
- Shape: Flattened body with long Antennae
- Color: Yellowish brown to black
- Activity: Active at night
- Body: Noticeably long legs
- Environment: Hot and dry