Bugs swarmed the floor of my basement, almost looked like spiders

I regulary spray my home for insects. I live in Long Island, New York. Last week, I went down in the basement. I was there 1 week before, and there was no sign of pests, so this all happened in 2 weeks time.
So in 2 weeks time, I saw tons of "spider like bugs". Great majority, were dead. I sprayed the basement wood ceiling maybe 6 weeks before. The bugs I am trying to identify have many legs like spiders and the largest size was maybe 1 inch to 1.5 inches (maybe).
Why I say, I am not sure they were spiders, was that, the legs looked almost "hinged" in the sense, that spiders I have seen in the past had "oval legs". These legs almost looked, like they had joints.
I sprayed again, and did not see any more since I sprayed. I would have thought I would have seen many more dead ones. There were no spider webs. When I first seen them, I vacumed all of them up and sprayed. However, I have only seen 2 new dead ones, since spraying. In addition, I did not see, any penetrate the 1st floor.
In the summer, I had a termite inspection, and I had none.
Thanks much, Lawrence M. Seldin, CMC, CPC Author of POWER TIPS FOR THE APPLE NEWTON and INTRODUCTION TO CSP Author of RECRUITSOURCE PEOPLESOFT EXAM and RECRUITSOURCE SAP/R3 EXAM
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That's not much of a description to go on, but I wonder if you've been invaded by box elder bugs
http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/boxelder.htm
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http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2066.html ???
Lawrence M. Seldin, CMC, CPC wrote:

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On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 20:13:21 -0500, "Lawrence M. Seldin, CMC, CPC"
:) So in 2 weeks time, I saw tons of "spider like bugs". Great majority, were dead. I sprayed the :) basement wood ceiling maybe 6 weeks before. The bugs I am trying to identify have many legs like :) spiders and the largest size was maybe 1 inch to 1.5 inches (maybe).
here is a pic of a camel cricket...
http://www.arrow-pestcontrol.com/camel4.JPG
if that is what you are seeing they will be breeding in the crawl area under the home, which would be the place to have treated if you went that route. Usually found around dampness...air circulation under the home's crawl space next Summer may help reduce their numbers.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
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Mark, Sterling and Lar,
Much appreciated. I can see I did not give you much to go on.
However, these pests, really caught me by surprise.
I think it I may have had house or field crickets. However, there was no chirping in the house. I had 1 cricket in the summer, that drove me crazy on the "2nd floor". Finally died (I did spray, hope he died).
However, when I just had the swarm, the majority of crickets, were dead already. So maybe they were field crickets.
Do you know if field crickets chirp.
Or a better question, do any crickets not chirp.
Thanks much,
Lawrence M. Seldin, CMC, CPC Author of POWER TIPS FOR THE APPLE NEWTON and INTRODUCTION TO CSP Author of RECRUITSOURCE PEOPLESOFT EXAM and RECRUITSOURCE SAP/R3 EXAM
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Can't say about field crickets, but Camel Crickets, who inhabit my basement, seem to make no sound.
Jim
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On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 03:05:05 -0500, "Lawrence M. Seldin, CMC, CPC"
:) Do you know if field crickets chirp. :) :) Or a better question, do any crickets not chirp.
Assuming you saw the link to the picture of the camel cricket I posted, house crickets will be about the same color brown...field crickets will be dark brown to black in color, they both chirp. As far as I know, the Camel cricket is the only common cricket that does not chirp. Not sure if mole crickets have a need to chirp or not, have never really looked into it.
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Last week, I went down in the

this all happened in 2 weeks

dead. I sprayed the

identify have many legs like

Good discussion. I've seen same bug. At first glance looks like spider but it hops and you see the cricket like back legs. Spraying keeps down and I also noted that the mouse/bug sticky type traps are good for getting them too. Frank
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You may laugh at me, but I swear we never had bug problems when Mr. Clinton was President. It is only since that Bush maniac took office that insect populations have mushroomed in this country.

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"Evelyn Ruut" <Go Away> wrote in message

Clinton
You are right - I am laughing at you ;) Frank
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"Evelyn Ruut" <Go Away> wrote in message
| You may laugh at me, but I swear we never had bug problems when Mr. Clinton | was President. It is only since that Bush maniac took office that insect | populations have mushroomed in this country.
Oh for crying out loud! That's one of the stupidest things I have ever heard.
The president with the "bug" problem was Nixon.
Kate
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Last week, I went down in the

this all happened in 2 weeks

Do you live out near exit 70 on the L.I.E.???
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Doug,
Sorry, Doug, I don't.
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wrote:

OK....just wondering. My sister lives out that way and had mentioned a news story about interesting effects (on plants & bugs) of groundwater contamination from Brookhaven Laboratory.
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