Nuisance and household pests-Cricket


Field cricket (Acheta assimilis)

Pest description and damage Dark brown to black jumping insect, 0.75 inch long. Female has a spear-shape ovipositor. Occasionally, they contaminate food and damage clothing.


Treatment outdoors is not recommended. Inspect around the outside of the structure to locate possible entry points, and carefully examine around the foundation, ground level windows, and doors. Minimize hiding places (wood piles, bricks, brush, compost, and fallen leaves) near the structure. Keep grass and weeds mowed. Inside, crickets can be caught with glue boards located in corners of rooms. Baiting glue boards with cornmeal is also effective.