Help! Cave cricket invasion!


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 necessary. Thanks in advance.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net says... :) 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 :) necessary. :) 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.
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says...

I used the granulated bait as Lar suggests above and that did the trick for me. I opened up the crawlspace and spread it around in there and then sprinkled a bit in corners and dark hiding places. Took about 2 months to really notice a difference, but in the end it got rid of all of them.
I got my bait at bugspray.com. Don't recall the name, but they have a whole section on cave crickets.
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Dry out the basement. That's all. If you have moist stagnant air in any dark area then you will have camel crickets.
They are harmless. The poison you might spread around is not harmless.
For the ones you have now, get a cat.
-rev
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Most cats love to eat crickets. Better than any cat food or cat treats (except maybe tuna).
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