Old 01-14-09, 07:47 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: nyc
Posts: 6
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts

i have crickets in my basement not sure where they come from
but when you put lights on you see 2 or 3
my wife driving me crazy about this
they dont chirp, are brown and good size
Old 01-14-09, 08:28 PM
Speedwrench's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,697
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
cave crickets, you can get rid of them with most insectacides.

Murphy was an optimist
Old 01-14-09, 08:30 PM
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 15,817
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Those brown crickets are camel crickets. They find their way into your home in early fall. If you have two or three, swat them with flyswatter and flush down the toilet. You can spray along perimeter of basement with residual insecticide for insects. It is best to deter where they are coming in and seal them out. If you have a basement door to the exterior, that's usually where they find entry under a doorway that does not properly fit and/or does not have weather stripping to seal the gap beneath the door. During the 'buggy' months when bugs are about, a regular residual insecticide applied along perimeter of structure on foundation and beds or grass tends to keep most insects and their predators at bay.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: