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How to get rid of crickets in a house

Updated on September 14, 2012

How to get rid of crickets in a house.

Crickets are insects which live in dark and moistures places such as basements. Sometimes they can also choose your apartment or summer house as a place of living. If your apartment is on the ground floor, they can get in through the cracks or clefts. They feel themselves quite comfortably sharing your living place, unlike you. Sometimes one can have a cricket in a multistoried building somewhere on the upper floor. Most likely they came to you from your neighbors who keep house pets and use crickets as their food. Lizards, monkeys and some birds eat them.

It is difficult to get rid of crickets because there are no chemicals designed especially against them. Chemical against ants and cockroaches are often useless against crickets. Nevertheless there are several solutions of the problem.

1. Catch it.

We do not care about insects until they do not bother us. Crickets annoy us by sounds they emit. If you have them in your house, the simplest way (but not the easiest) is to catch a cricket.

They sleep in a day time but they actively move around the house at night. Try to catch it at night. To attract a cricket you may use a piece of watermelon.


2. Make the condition of their life unbearable.

Crickets usually choose humid places. In the apartment they usually live in a bathroom because it fits their habitat most of all. If you change the conditions in a bathroom or in the other place they live, the cricket will leave it or die. This method is simple and it will harm neither your family members, nor house pets. Heat the place where they live using an electric fan heater. The temperature should raise more than 40C. Be careful not to burn the whole house. Of course you get rid of crickets, but the price would be too high :-)

3. Do chemical attack.

You may try chemicals against cockroaches or sprays against flies. Just be aware of the fact that this can be dangerous and follow the instruction.

4.Use a biological weapon.

Buy a gecko. They eat crickets.

5. The very last advice.

If all offered above is good for nothing and you still have to share your apartments with unwanted neighbor- buy ear plugs or try to enjoy their songs! :-)


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    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      I believe people who have crickets are not so much excited about it :))) thank you for a comment!

    • Jeannieinabottle profile image

      Jeannie InABottle 

      5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I don't have a problem with crickets because I am in a 15th floor apartment, but my parents have them all the time. They have cave crickets, which are ugly little buggers. I will let them know about these suggestions.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    • teakbenches profile image


      6 years ago

      This post is very useful to everyone who has this concern. Good thing you stated here some of the best ways to get rid of these annoying insects.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Thank you for voting and commenting! I like all questions :-) If I do not like them I do not answer.

    • CloudExplorer profile image

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Can't you cook crickets as well, I heard they make a fine meal or extravagant addition to the dinner menu of fine cuisine in many countries worldwide, lol.

      All jokes aside this hub was fun to read, and very creative indeed, I love crickets though and wouldn't hurt them even if they love making music in our apartments or homes, Hehe!

      Voted up and out!

      Oh and thanks for answering my question even if it had appeared as if you didn't like it, I think your a cool dude anyhow, chat with ya soon and welcome to hubpages.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Great article. When I was a child my grandparent use to get huge crickets in their basement. They were red and I think they called them morman crickets.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      You are welcome! Thanks for reading and sharing!

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      6 years ago

      I hate when crickets get inside! I'm glad there's hope for me in these situations now, haha. Thanks, and sharing


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