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Old 11-28-2008, 05:51 AM
 
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Has anyone else found these in their basement/laundry room areas ? They do not chirp, and can jump 2-3 feet high . Large and ugly, look like overgrown spiders.
Any ideas on how to eliminate these pests ?
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Dix Hills
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My first bet would be to use the vacum cleaner on those suckers.... check your windows and under your siding ...they must be coming in from somewhere..good luck
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Try and find where they are getting in from and address that . Chances are they will still find a way in . When the weather turns cold they look to make their way into warmer damp places .

I have cut the amount of them down big time this year over last by plugging some spots where I thought they may be getting in .

I put down glue traps ( Yellow ones ) and they work great . I see one of 2 to 3 on there every 2 - 3 weeks . Replacing the yellow glue traps every month or so .

Good luck !

Those things are damn scary looking ! but harmless .....
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Use glue traps in dark areas.............
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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oh yes my boyfriend and I call them our "roommates". Watch out they eat clothing and reproduce VERY fast.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Try and find where they are getting in from and address that . Chances are they will still find a way in . When the weather turns cold they look to make their way into warmer damp places .

I have cut the amount of them down big time this year over last by plugging some spots where I thought they may be getting in .

I put down glue traps ( Yellow ones ) and they work great . I see one of 2 to 3 on there every 2 - 3 weeks . Replacing the yellow glue traps every month or so .

Good luck !

Those things are damn scary looking ! but harmless .....
I got the yellow "spider and cricket glue traps" .. already got three of them !
thanks !
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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My SIL's basement and garage had been overrun by them. They had to bring in an exterminator.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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My stepdaughter has them in the basement at her Mom's house. She refuses to go in the basement because of them. I think they had an exterminator come, but the crickets came back.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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You can always get some leapord geckos, they love crickets and they are cute.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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I've lived on LI for 25 years and had never seen one of these before, but there was one in my den last year and it nearly scared me to death. I think my cats must have been playing with it because it was dead. I put it in a zip lock bag and took it to the cooperative extension to ID it. They said not to step on them because they emit an odor....anybody find that to be true? They also said once you see one, you'll see more, but knock on wood, I've been lucky so far!
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