When I moved from Illinois to Arizona and found the crickets to be brown
instead of black like in my native Illinois, I just assumed the sun was too
strong for a black body. Now I know the truth. Thanks.
By the way, I had untold numbers of them in my garage...I left the spiders
alone (in particular the Black Widows) and within a year, I didn't see
crickets anymore. Was very careful not to reach into dark corners and under
:) When I moved from Illinois to Arizona and found the crickets to be brown
:) instead of black like in my native Illinois, I just assumed the sun was too
:) strong for a black body. Now I know the truth. Thanks.
Rather than camel crickets you probably were seing house crickets, brown
unlike the black field crickets.
Oh, those things. I have them in my cistern, where my well tank is
located. I never knew what they were, but did not seem like anything
to worry about. From the web article the cistern is an ideal location
for them, as are basements. Personally, I dont think they are going
to do you any harm, but if you need to get rid of them, find out where
they get in. These must be a hole somewhere.
Now I learned what those things are in my cistern. I never knew, and
the first time I went in there they had me a little on edge, but I
soon found out they are not a problem of any sort, and tend to avoid
I had those things pretty badly in my basement for several years. Spraying
from an exterminator service did nothing to combat this. I finally went to
a site called Bugspray.com and bought a bait called Niban FG. It is in
granular form. I spread this in my crawlspace and all along the corners and
crevices of the unfinished side. It took a couple of months to start seeing
results but it really worked. In about 3 or 4 months, no more of those
:) You might just apply some boric acid too. It works on roaches and
:) other bugs, so it might work for these too. It's cheap and you dont
:) have harmful chemicals in your house.
It will kill the ones that get into it, but won't really take care of
the source area...it is cheap but actually one of the more toxic choices
of insecticide products to use.
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