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Old 11-15-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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I think they're cute, and we've been leaving them alone. Do they do any harm (such as spread disease or damage fabrics) or do people just not like the way they look?
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Not to be sadistic, but.... years ago when we they used lacquer for hair spray, my mom had one of those bouffy updo's that were popular at the time. I saw a spider in the bath room and hit it with the spray can of lacquer. It froze him on the spot. I had actually forgotten about it until my nephew did the same thing with hair spray a while ago. It brought back a good chuckle and I admit to having used it when I have no bug spray.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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Has anyone else been dealing with cave crickets in their homes? I moved into a house in Port Washington this year and I've been seeing these things since the hurricane, pretty much. I continue to see and kill them in my basement with some regularity.

I've tried making sure that the vents (dryer vent) and other openings to the outside are sealed. I've tried running the dehumidifier (even though the basement doesn't feel damp) because I've read they like damp areas.

Has anyone else been dealing with these cave crickets? Has anyone had success in getting rid of them? Thanks.
Try the JT Eaton "Pest Catchers" Spider and Glue Traps - hard to find (I think I found them at either True Value or Ace Hardware). Put the traps near a wall/corner (behind the bathroom bowl is a great place). Not too pleasant to pick up the traps after a few days but believe me they do work well. Good luck
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I think they're cute, and we've been leaving them alone. Do they do any harm (such as spread disease or damage fabrics) or do people just not like the way they look?
If you think they are cute then I'll bring the ones over from my mom's house for you to enjoy
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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Default There is no vacancy at the Cave Cricket Inn.

Our basement is filled with them at the moment, so I'm not sure we could comfortably house your surplus, but thanks for the offer!
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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our basement is filled with them at the moment, so i'm not sure we could comfortably house your surplus, but thanks for the offer!
lmao!!!:d
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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IN a little while the hard freeze should kill them off but I would put duct tape down sticky side up, that will catch a bunch and also DIATOMACEOUS EARTH sprinkled around the foundation should do the trick.
Thanks for the duct tape tip gona try it ,a lot cheaper than the sticky traps i have been useing.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Has anyone else been dealing with cave crickets in their homes? I moved into a house in Port Washington this year and I've been seeing these things since the hurricane, pretty much. I continue to see and kill them in my basement with some regularity.

I've tried making sure that the vents (dryer vent) and other openings to the outside are sealed. I've tried running the dehumidifier (even though the basement doesn't feel damp) because I've read they like damp areas.

Has anyone else been dealing with these cave crickets? Has anyone had success in getting rid of them? Thanks.
If you have cats, these buggers are better than any toy you can buy for them. Plus, those crickets are territorial. The cats will keep them away.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies.

I just hate these things. One good thing that has come from this is that it has gotten be over my fear/anxiety over bugs. My fear has become anger.

Also they are one of the only bugs that I have killed for which I can feel their cold, wet guts through the paper towel after I squish them.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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If you have cats, these buggers are better than any toy you can buy for them. Plus, those crickets are territorial. The cats will keep them away.
Maybe that's why I've never had any!
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