How to Identify Field Crickets


Crickets range in size from 1/16″ to 1″. Their color ranges from a light yellowish-brown to black. Male crickets produce a chirping sound by rubbing upper wings together to attract females or to produce a danger signal.


Crickets frequently invade homes and are most active at night. They are attracted to lights.

Chirping sounds indoors as well as actual sightings as they move about are a clear indication of their presence. Damage to fabrics or stored products might also indicate cricket infestations.


Crickets will attack paper, all kinds of food, and even rubber. When present in large numbers, they can be a nuisance and cause damage to some fabrics. And as we all know, their chirping sounds at night can create an annoyance.


Crickets are often attracted to lights at night. Changing the amount of time the lights are left on, and their positioning, can help keep them away from a structure. Crickets enter the home through cracks and crevices, so sealing these areas will cut down on their entering the home. Professional treatment around the perimeter of the home will reduce cricket populations.


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About Crickets

  • Field crickets hatch in the spring and quickly grow to full size feeding on plants and seeds.
  • They typically enter homes and buildings through open doors and gaps in windows, foundations, and siding.
  • These pests shed their skin several times while growing.