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Old 11-19-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Suffolk County
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I had an ant problem last year. They were coming in from the seam of the saddle & frame of my front door. They nested in there. It's a really easy inexpensive fix. Put baby powder wherever you see them coming in, and if you find a nest, put some around it. Leave it there for awhile. They absolutely hate it and avoid it like the plague. By putting it around their point of entry, no more will come in. By putting it around their nest, they can't get out, and none can go back in with food. You wipe out the colony. Cheap, and easy.
Unfortunately I don't see where they are coming in from. That's what is mind boggling. However, I noticed them in my house right after my gutters were changed.

I never knew that about the ants and powder. Thanks for that great tip!
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Unfortunately I don't see where they are coming in from. That's what is mind boggling. However, I noticed them in my house right after my gutters were changed.

I never knew that about the ants and powder. Thanks for that great tip!
You're welcome. It definitely works. I would always see them by my door and million of them on the porch. I lined the doorway with it. They went nuts and within a day, I didn't see them anymore. I haven't seen any since. I cleaned up the powder two weeks later.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:39 AM
 
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To combat camel crickets, just snap them up with a rolled up towel. I keep a special towel in the basement just for that task. I'm getting pretty good at snapping them on a single try.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: New Hyde Park, NY
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Any update on your camel/cave cricket issue?

They seemed to have disappeared now for me? I moved in to my house September and would always find 2-3 down in the basement. I set up glue traps and would always catch them. Now that its gotten colder I have yet to see one or find any on the traps I laid out.

My concern is I was told that they come into the house when its cold, so where are they?

I know these guys are harmless but they really bug me
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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I have a lot of them in my basement. Someone told me they're living in the walls, which is a lovely thought. I think I'm going to wait until next year to see if there are still a lot of them.

My cat loves them. He hunts them all day and night and then rips their legs off to disable them. It's kind of funny - also gross.

I'm hoping they're like cicadas and only come out every few years or so.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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two words - glue traps.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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I call them spider crickets or sprickets. I used to find a few everyday in my basement apartment. I realized they were coming from behind the walls through the spacing around the pipes for the baseboard heaters. I put steel wool around all the pipes & other openings I could find. I also used Ortho Home Defense to spray along the inside & outside perimeters of any gaps I could see along the floor. I only had to spray twice a year & the only sprickets I find are dying or dead ones. These things are harmless but freaky!! EEK!
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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two words - glue traps.
Has worked wonders for me. One got so full I had to replace it. Don't think they work on the larger ones though, as I haven't caught one of those yet. But I also haven't seen any large since putting the trap down.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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I still have them. I killed one yesterday. I must have killed, with no exaggeration, about 50-60 over the past few years. With a paper towel and my hand. They are squishy when squashed, which I do not enjoy.
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