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Pest Control Guide - Crickets in Indiana, Illinois, & Kentucky

Crickets can be a damaging pest to wood, carpet, and other organic materials in the home. They also create disruptive noise at night, and leave bodies and droppings in the home, especially in the basement. Common species include:


Camelback cricket CAMELBACK CRICKET

Description

  • Camelback cricket or cave crickets are about ½"-1/4" in length.
  • They are brown with a mottled appearance.
  • They are wingless and produce no chirpings sound like other crickets.
  • They are found in areas of high moisture such as basements or crawlspaces.
  • They are known to eat fabrics.

Control

  • Treat the exterior perimeter of the structure
  • Treat the interior perimeter of basements
  • Treat interior of crawlspaces
  • Treat around pipe openings and penetrations.
  • Directive treat (fog) crawlspaces if population is large to get quick knockdown.
  • Eliminate moisture concerns to prevent further activity.

House crickets HOUSE CRICKET

Description

  • House crickets are ¾"-7/8" in length.
  • House crickets are light brown in appearance.
  • House crickets can live indoors indefinitely unlike field crickets.
  • House crickets were introduced to the US by Europe and are not native.
  • House crickets are a nuisance pest because of their constant chirping.

Control

  • House crickets can be controlled by general interior treatments.
  • Exterior perimeter treatments should be performed to prevent further crickets from entering the home.
  • Crawlspaces should also be treated.
  • Granular insecticide baits may be used to aid in control of house crickets.

Field crickets FIELD CRICKET

Description

  • Field crickets are ½"-1/8" in length.
  • They are black and shiny with wings that cover their body.
  • Field crickets are common crop damaging pests but are nuisance pests in structures because of their constant chirping.
  • Field crickets generally do not live long after entering a structure.

Control

  • Exterior perimeter treatments will control and prevent further field cricket populations.
  • Treatment around windows and doors will also help control cricket populations.
  • Treatments to basements and garages may be needed to control existing cricket infestations.

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Cities in Edwards County, IL
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Cities in Gallatin County, IL
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Cities in Hamilton County, IL
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Cities in Hardin County, IL
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Cities in Pope County, IL
Eddyville
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Cities in Richland County, IL
Calhoun
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Cities in Saline County, IL
Carrier Mills
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Galatia
Harrisburg
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Cities in Wabash County, IL
Allendale
Bellmont
Keensburg
Lancaster
Mount Carmel

Cities in Wayne County, IL
Barnhill
Cisne
Fairfield
Geff
Golden Gate
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Sims
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Cities in White County, IL
Burnt Prairie
Carmi
Crossville
Emma
Enfield
Grayville
Maunie
Mill Shoals
Norris City
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Cities in Dubois County, IN
Holland

Cities in Gibson County, IN
Buckskin
Fort Branch
Haubstadt
Oakland City

Cities in Pike County, IN
Stendal

Cities in Posey County, IN
Cynthiana
Mount Vernon
New Harmony
Poseyville
Wadesville

Cities in Spencer County, IN
Chrisney
Dale
Evanston
Gentryville
Grandview
Lamar
Lincoln City
Richland
Rockport
Santa Claus

Cities in Vanderburgh County, IN
Evansville

Cities in Warrick County, IN
Boonville
Chandler
Elberfeld
Lynnville
Newburgh
Tennyson

Cities in Knox County, IN
Decker

Cities in Breckinridge County, KY
Cloverport
Custer
Hardinsburg
Harned
Irvington
Stephensport
Union Star
Webster

Cities in Caldwell County, KY
Fredonia

Cities in Crittenden County, KY
Marion

Cities in Daviess County, KY
Maceo
Owensboro
Philpot
Utica
Whitesville

Cities in Grayson County, KY
Falls Of Rough

Cities in Hancock County, KY
Hawesville
Lewisport

Cities in Henderson County, KY
Corydon
Henderson
Robards

Cities in Hopkins County, KY
Dawson Springs
Earlington
Hanson
Madisonville
Manitou
Nebo
Nortonville
Saint Charles
White Plains

Cities in Livingston County, KY
Burna
Hampton
Salem
Smithland
Tiline

Cities in Mclean County, KY
Calhoun
Island
Livermore
Rumsey
Sacramento

Cities in Muhlenberg County, KY
Bremen
Central City
Graham

Cities in Ohio County, KY
Centertown
Fordsville
Hartford
Reynolds Station

Cities in Union County, KY
Morganfield
Sturgis
Uniontown
Waverly

Cities in Webster County, KY
Clay
Dixon
Providence
Sebree

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