My shop is getting "overgrown" with crickets. Is there anything I can spray
that will kill or get rid of them ? I spray for spiders and other bugs but
it doesn't seem to affect the crickets.
:) My shop is getting "overgrown" with crickets. Is there anything I can spray
:) that will kill or get rid of them ? I spray for spiders and other bugs but
:) it doesn't seem to affect the crickets.
:) Anyone ?
Lighting is usually what attracts them...sodium based lighting really
makes a difference the numbers drawn in. It may be a blessing what you
are using isn't killing them...every few years around here they get
where you can clean them up by the trash can loads with a snow
shovel...there is nothing that stinks like piles of dead
crickets..especially when the shop owners use the water hose to spray
the bodies off of the sidewalks.
:) So, I guess there isn't really anyway to kill all these crickets and stop
:) them from reproducing ?
If they are all adult crickets, they can be flying from a good distance
away...what you may be seeing flying around the lights in parking lots
that you figure are moths, are probably crickets. You can treat the
exterior doorways and in the corners of the store with insecticide that
should help kill the ones that get inside.
I had a big problem with those black crickets in my garage/workshop -- I
started wondering if they like to eat sawdust; they had a habit of getting
between boards in my lumber storage rack and being squashed between boards,
staining them. I had to fumigate my garage on average a couple of times a
year to control them.
Got rid of them by accident -- a neighbor, into organic gardening,
introduced some geckos we previously didn't have around. They invaded my
garage and I'd see them scampering around. At first I worried I'd poison
the lizards when I set the foggers to kill the crickets, but after a while I
noticed I wasn't having to set the foggers -- the crickets were gone. I can
only assume the geckos have eaten all the crickets, and spiders, everything
else that used to like to haunt my garage. I don't mind having the geckos
in my garage at all.
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