Camel Crickets / Cave Crickets / Spider Crickets Control
- Light to dark brown, often mottled with dark bands on some segments.
- Humpbacked with long, very enlarged hind legs
- ½”- 1 ½” (13-33 mm)
- Found in areas like caves, damp, cool basements, and crawl space as well as under leaves and logs outdoors.
- Will jump in response to being threatened.
- Quite common all throughout the US and inside homes
Camel crickets are most active during nighttime hours. They are attracted to places that have high levels of moisture and humidity. Their long antennae provide them with the ability to feel their way around landscapes in the dark.
Control of these crickets starts with eliminating moisture and harborage areas around the home. Once indoors they are difficult to eradicate, pest control treatments to basements, garages and crawl spaces are required as well as exterior perimeter application to prevent future infestations.
Outdoors they will seek harborage under wood piles, in mulch beds, dense brush area, stick and leaf debris piles. It is best to maintain a manicured lawn and garden are to reduce these harborage areas.
All County can perform an extensive exterior perimeter application around the home to help control these pests. Once indoors, treatment will be required to garages, basements, damp crawl spaces and sometimes the main floor area.