:) I have recently been invaded by cave crickets. I started noticing them
:) in my full, unfinished basement earlier this summer. I initially
:) tolerated them as I had seen only a few, but became a bit freaked-out
:) the other day when I saw about six on one of my basement walls. I have
:) since put down four glue traps, which have already caught several of
:) the ugly insects. I have also sucked-up several with my shop vac, but
:) they still keep coming out of nowhere.
:) Can anyone offer any further suggestions as to how I can get rid of
:) these pests for good? I would prefer not to use a fogger, but will if
:) Thanks in advance.
Foggers will only kill what it contacts, not a long term aid. Granulated
cricket baits spread in the crawl space area may help. Air circulation
in the crawl area is supposed to make the living conditions unfavorable
for them. This may be as simple as making sure the vents are open to
adding fans under the home to move the air. Residual insecticides in the
entry ways from the crawl will slow them down if not stop them, though
it will be needed to be reapplied on a continual basis.