It's more of a nuisance that anything really, but I hate crickets. And I have the BIG brown ones with high legs. Oh, I get the smaller black ones to but it's the big brown ones that really splat when you kill it
Thank goodness I have plenty of spider webs for them to get caught in -- and DIE!
Every Sept-Nov they start making their way into the garage/laundry room and sometimes living room and second floor master bedroom!
This past week I've seen one or two in the laundry room and kitchen about every couple days. Thank goodness upstairs it's only about one every couple of weeks that get that far into the house.
I'm not squeamish really. So I find it interesting myself that I find crickets so....nasty. I mean, it's not like their roaches and associated with filth or garbage or anything like that....they're just insects looking for a warm spot...but NOT in my house. If they come into MY space...they'll be DEAD crickets when my get fly swatter on them!
I'm with you!!! Hate them. I sleep in a bedroom below ground level in my home and the worst is hearing them chirpping in the middle of the night in my room. My DH gets so mad because I leap from bed, all lights are on - no one sleeps until I find the little sucker.
Our crickets are late summer ones. Noisy little buggers. We used to have nightly cricket kills until my DH caulked all around the house at the bottom piece of siding. There were a lot of gaps the the crickets were using to get in & the caulk filled them all up. No more crickets in the house. Something to think about.
"I've decided to quit my job, drop out of society, and wear live animals as hats."
I haven't heard any this year.. Maybe the spraying for West Nile did them in.. However, my two cats found a silverfish in the bedroom. Good thing I have a heavy door stop.. did him in as they weren't doing their job.
we had crickets all summer but not in the house. The black ones. I like to hear their chirping! Every year there is one that is right under our bedroom window.
Very few crickets down here. All these red neck "boys" use them for fishing bait!
But I don't get them in the house....if I did, I would put out glue boards to trap them!
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I'm getting some of everything... ugh! The centipedes are the WORST! Most of the crawlies are in the basement, but a few get as far as the living area. UGHHHHHH
I like nature okay, but not in my house!!!
They're back!!! Everything I move outside has 50 of them scrambling...and they are starting to come in. I have some type of cricket up in a skylight...singing every night.
Summers are just this side of hell, but you don't have to shovel sunshine...
EEEkkkk! I'll take the crickets!
My grandma used to say it was bad luck to kill them so I catch them & put them outside! DH kills them! We both kill those da** camel back crickets if we can catch them. And clbselah I also have some webs that trap them!
My 1900s farmhouse:
I usually have lots of grasshoppers in the spring and summer but this year not so much. I have noticed more of those blackish-brown crickets recently....my younger German Shepherd likes to eat them. LOL!
My 1900s farmhouse:
We get the huge camel back crickets. We'll have them all winter. HATE THEM!!!!
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