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Old 08-30-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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Default I'm going crazy.... Chirping inside my house

Hi, I think a cricket got into my house, so I hear the loud and sharp chirping all the time now. Since I work a lot at home, it's driving me crazy. I think it's inside because everytime I stand up and move around, the noise will stop. I can't see where it is, so I can't catch it.

What Can I do?? I can't wear earplugs or play the stereo loud all the time since I'd be on the phone.

How long does the cricket live (will it just die on it's own)?
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Check your smoke alarm batteries..............
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Maybe you are going crazy and there are no crickets?

What can you do? How much do you want to spend? You can hire an exterminator. You can continue to hunt for it. You can bug bomb the home.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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Check your smoke alarm batteries..............
I know mine is overdue for changing but it's not the batteries... The noise is definitely from a cricket.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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isolate one room at a time and when you find it, spray the room and close it up. Crickets don't survive insect spray very well. Don't spray the cat.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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It'll die in a few days if it doesn't have a food source (other bugs) or water/moisture (consdensation from AC coil, etc..).

We get them in our basement from time to time. No big deal, except I feel bad when i find their dead little corpses.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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isolate one room at a time and when you find it, spray the room and close it up. Crickets don't survive insect spray very well. Don't spray the cat.
Thanks. I'll spray a little around the wall perimeter tonight since I know it's in the living room.
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It'll die in a few days if it doesn't have a food source (other bugs) or water/moisture (consdensation from AC coil, etc..).
Great. There shouldn't be any water so hopefully it'll die soon.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Omygoodness, this same thing happened to me late last night. I walked into the kitchen and heard a chirping coming from the oven area. Whenever I approached the oven, the chirping stopped -- but always resumed as I backed away.

So I got out my trusty BENGAL GOLD DRY ROACH SPRAY, which is guaranteed to kill roaches, crickets, ants and anything else that flies or crawls. One spray and the chirping stopped immediately. (I need to move the oven today to find and sweep out the dead cricket.)

I like BENGAL GOLD because it sprays dry and doesnt have the noxious odor that so many insecticides have. I spray the exterior doors and garage once or twice a year and this cricket is the first bug I've had in my house in years. In Houston, that's saying a lot.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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Omygoodness, this same thing happened to me late last night. I walked into the kitchen and heard a chirping coming from the oven area. Whenever I approached the oven, the chirping stopped -- but always resumed as I backed away.

So I got out my trusty BENGAL GOLD DRY ROACH SPRAY, which is guaranteed to kill roaches, crickets, ants and anything else that flies or crawls. One spray and the chirping stopped immediately. (I need to move the oven today to find and sweep out the dead cricket.)

I like BENGAL GOLD because it sprays dry and doesnt have the noxious odor that so many insecticides have. I spray the exterior doors and garage once or twice a year and this cricket is the first bug I've had in my house in years. In Houston, that's saying a lot.
Hi Texasfirewheel... that's great. Yeah I hated all the bugs in Hou.... roaches especially.

I've a liquid (non-aerosol) spray sitting around so I'll try that tonight. I need to spray the outside anyway after the rain (from Irene) so that the big black ants won't come in.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Is a chirping like a cricket or more almost like a bird? If like a bird it could be chipmunks. They love to burrow around houses and occasionally can get inside the walls/house.
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