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Taylorsmom
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crickets in the house

Anybody seeing alot of crickets in their house lately?

we've found like 5 or 6 so far... anyone else having problems?

Posted 8/8/12 9:53 AM
 
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Re: crickets in the house

OMG I think I would die if I did Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

I HATE bugs, I am so scared of them...I would get an exterminator.

Message edited 8/8/2012 10:25:17 AM.

Posted 8/8/12 10:24 AM
 

Paramount
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Re: crickets in the house

Our dog LOVES killing them!

Thank god for the dog!!!

Posted 8/8/12 10:36 AM
 

marianne13
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crickets in the house

Are they in your basement?

Posted 8/8/12 10:42 AM
 

Sparkyandang
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Ang

Re: crickets in the house

not as many as previous years but we sprayed twice so far in the basement and garage.

Posted 8/8/12 11:09 AM
 

Taylorsmom
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Denise

Re: crickets in the house

mostly in the basement but 1 or 2 my husband found upstairs... blahhhhh

Posted 8/8/12 12:02 PM
 

yankee
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Patricia

Re: crickets in the house

I get them in August usually in basement - buy glue traps and put them where you see them.

Posted 8/8/12 12:27 PM
 

Katareen
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crickets in the house

We get then in our basement in the Summer. I think they're just looking for a cool place!

Posted 8/8/12 3:31 PM
 

jerrysgirl
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Re: crickets in the house

we have cave crickets. we get them in the fall usually, but i saw one this week on the lower level when i did laundry. glue traps work best.

Posted 8/8/12 3:39 PM
 

digweed
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p

crickets in the house

Yes. Cave crickets. I noticed the last 2 weeks they are showing up again. I bought a cricket killer powder in ACE last year and used it again in the laundry room and under the sink and so far, only saw one. I also put it outside the perimeter of the house foundation as I saw them outside and in our shed. Gross!

Posted 8/8/12 5:15 PM
 

Taylorsmom
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Denise

Re: crickets in the house

thanks everyone for the ideas to get rid of them...

I really appreciate it!

Posted 8/8/12 7:50 PM
 

KMCGK
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Re: crickets in the house

Yes! I've never had them before. Heard one in the basement, went down to look for it and the thing was huge and out in the open. Couple hrs later, I heard another, same thing, right out in the open. Two down and then dh found another doing laundry. I'm guessing there are more? And they're cave crickets like the pp mentioned? I have to go Google now!

Posted 8/8/12 10:16 PM
 

maybesoon
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Re: crickets in the house

Posted by KMCGK

Yes! I've never had them before. Heard one in the basement, went down to look for it and the thing was huge and out in the open. Couple hrs later, I heard another, same thing, right out in the open. Two down and then dh found another doing laundry. I'm guessing there are more? And they're cave crickets like the pp mentioned? I have to go Google now!



Yikes! Last fall is the first time I came face to face w these huge things. I'm terrified of them! I'm dreading these things coming back, I need an exterminator

Posted 8/8/12 10:53 PM
 

NewLeaf2012
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Re: crickets in the house

Cave crickets don't chirp. They are the ugliest things ever.. Glue traps work for them. But don't throw them out after you catch some. They are attracted to the dead ones. A for regular cricket, I would try the traps too.

Posted 8/8/12 11:45 PM
 

Erica
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Re: crickets in the house

I keep a fly swatter in the basement.

Posted 8/9/12 8:41 AM
 

marianne13
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crickets in the house

Oh boy..I was hoping I would be getting away from bugs when w move out of queens. I never saw a cave cricket in person but I googled it. In the city, you get the occasional american cockroach aka waterbug. IMO THEy are the ugliest things ever.

Posted 8/9/12 9:27 AM
 

rbsbabies
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Melissa

Re: crickets in the house

We have an an unfinished basement and last year I wouldn't even walk down there because there was so many. This year I bought Home Defense (at Lowes it's in a white/red bottle) and you squirt it along the foundation- in and outside. So far I've yet to find one! So save some $ and try to rid of them yourself first.

Posted 8/9/12 5:54 PM
 

KLSbear
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Karen

Re: crickets in the house

We get them downstairs and the glue traps do a good job on them. We used to have some show up in our family room which was had been converted from a garage and the former owners didn't do a very good job. We refaced the front and sealed up some holes where they had been getting in an no more problems.

Posted 8/9/12 7:18 PM
 

jenny
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Mommy

Re: crickets in the house

Posted by NewLeaf2012

Cave crickets don't chirp. They are the ugliest things ever.. Glue traps work for them. But don't throw them out after you catch some. They are attracted to the dead ones. A for regular cricket, I would try the traps too.




Yes!!! This is what we do. We leave a glue trap and after a few days a few more hop on. It's gross but they are harmless (so says DH) but I can't help but scream at the top of my lungs every time I encounter one in the basement.

Posted 8/9/12 11:00 PM
 

TreAnt427
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Tracy

Re: crickets in the house

Yes, we had a problem with crickets in the past.

Get bug barrier by Raid. You can spray along the perimeter inside and outside the house. Works great.

Posted 8/10/12 7:55 AM
 

jenny
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Re: crickets in the house

Posted by TreAnt427

Yes, we had a problem with crickets in the past.

Get bug barrier by Raid. You can spray along the perimeter inside and outside the house. Works great.



What kind of RAID did you use?

I just went to my basement and found the mother of all spider crickets on one of my glue traps! It was HUGE!!!

Posted 8/10/12 1:12 PM
 

TreAnt427
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Tracy

Re: crickets in the house

Posted by jenny

Posted by TreAnt427

Yes, we had a problem with crickets in the past.

Get bug barrier by Raid. You can spray along the perimeter inside and outside the house. Works great.



What kind of RAID did you use?

I just went to my basement and found the mother of all spider crickets on one of my glue traps! It was HUGE!!!



Raid Bug Barrier

Posted 8/10/12 1:28 PM
 
 

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