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Old 08-27-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Angry Large Black Crickets

Does anyone have any advice on the removal of LARGE BLACK CRICKETS?


They have invaded our garage, basement and upstairs bedrooms !! I freaked out when I found on in my baby's room !!

Arrgghhh !!

Other than getting a lizard, a cat or a high priced exterminator are there any home remedys?
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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They have invaded my garage too!!!! They are disgusting. Hopefully someone will post a message and tell us how to get rid of them.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Gross

I'm sitting here in the basement (the unfinished side) and a cricket just bounced off my foot. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

I just leveled two of them. Gross !!!

The poured concrete walls have silver insulation and I think the little beastards are hiding in it. The sound is so LOUD & annoying !! I am being drowned out by the chhhirrrp chhhirrrrp.....

Oh Dear Lord I can't take it anymore !! Arrgghhhhhhhh
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Northern, VA
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LOL you all are funny! I have those suckers in my house...in the basement area along with some rather large spiders. Since my basement is finished and we use it now and again, I spray regular bug spray along the floor molding once a week. Before doing this, it was really bad. I had an exterminator treat the perimeter of my house. It was pretty cheap...80 bucks for a treatment that lasted 3 months.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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It sounds like you need a good perimeter, and garage spraying. Wont solve the problem of the ones inside but should help in preventing more from coming in. You could hire an exterminator or do it yourself. A sprayer and some concentrated insecticide works wonders. I'm a do it yourselfer and have had good luck this year keeping the crickets, and scorpions, under control.

Ed
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:27 AM
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Location: Richardson, TX
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Other than getting a lizard, a cat or a high priced exterminator are there any home remedys?

There's no better cricket catcher than my cat Ninja.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Get rid of Spouse

Hmm Interesting idea.
Husband is highly allergic to cats. Yet, cats catch crickets.

I'm weighing this out...hmmmm

OK. I'll get a cat. Husband is never home anyway
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:44 AM
Status: "Back on the sunny side of the street!" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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That's too bad. My s-i-l is really allergic too.

Last edited by Debsi; 08-28-2007 at 09:48 AM.. Reason: Argh! Why can't I get a picture to work?
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:53 AM
 
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I love my crickets, but the noise can be annoying after awhile. I do have a cat, and she keeps them under control! She bats them around, tortures them, pulls off the legs, and then eats them, very fascinating process she has for eliminating them.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:54 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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I was going to say go catch some lizards and let them loose but I see that you live in New Jersey so I don't know if they would live there or not. Down here in Texas our friendly neighborhood geckos take care of the crickets for us. Good luck to you.
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