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Old 10-18-2014, 05:58 AM
 
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Default Camel Crickets (Basement Crickets)

I can't stand these basement camel crickets anymore. Anyone know a sollution in completely eliminating them from my basement. My basement is relatively a dry basement, which i still use a dehumidifier anyway. I have a semi finished basement. I bring my dog down there every night and he loves killing them. He usually catches about 4-6 a night. He's doing a good job killing them, but either which way they are still there!

Anyone else having this problem with these? Any solutions? Thanks.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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My sister called an exterminator and has eliminated them for over two years.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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I read some. Where that they kill other bugs and spiders and do not bite humans so
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Pay an exterminator or you can try laying down sticky boards.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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This is the first year I have had them. They are mostly in the basement but some have come upstairs.

My two cats have rather enjoyed them as toys and succulent snacks. They dont eat their legs so i have found many cricket legs after the slaughter.

Finally those two useless cats have earned their keep.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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It seems like they reproduce like bunnies. No matter how many you kill, they just keep coming back. If the dog approach stops working, I used EcoTech Pest Control in Bayport and they did a great job. I know exterminators mileage varies.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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Mice eat them, so if you have a rodent infestation they'll help you deal with the camel cricket infestation.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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Wow..mice and camel crickets...my cats would be in kitty heaven
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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I've had them for years and only occasionally see one. I don't find them bothersome so don't bother trying to eliminate them. Ants, termites and cockroaches? I want them out. Crickets and spiders? Let 'em be....
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My mom has had them for a few years now. Only in her basement though. She uses glue traps and has used an exterminator. They are gross to look at but as letterhead said she just lives with them. throws out the glue traps with the dead crickets and puts new ones down.
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