Crickets can be black, brown, green, or yellow.


From 12 mm to 25 mm long


Crickets are nocturnal and are most active at night. Males make a loud chirping sound by rubbing their wings together.


Crickets are characterized by their long antennae and short, powerful legs. They have a flattened body and long, slender legs that enable them to jump long distances.

How to identify Crickets

Crickets are a common pest found in many homes and gardens. They can be annoying and can damage plants and fabrics. Identifying crickets is the first step towards controlling them.


Crickets are characterised by their long antennae and short, powerful legs. They have a flattened body and long, slender legs that enable them to jump long distances. Depending on the species, crickets can range in size from 1/8 inch to 2 inches in length. The most common crickets are black or brown, but some are brightly coloured in shades of green or yellow.

You can tell if you have crickets by the chirping sound they make. Male crickets rub their wings together to make a loud, chirping noise. The chirp is louder and faster when the cricket is disturbed. The sound is usually heard at night, when the crickets are most active.

How to prevent Crickets

Crickets can be a nuisance, but there are steps you can take to help prevent them from taking up residence in your home. One of the most effective methods of preventing crickets is to make sure that exterior doors and windows are properly sealed. Use weather stripping around doors and windows and caulk any cracks or crevices in the walls, floors and ceilings.

Additionally, it is important to keep the grass and shrubs trimmed near the perimeter of your home, as this will help reduce hiding places for crickets. Removing any clutter or debris from the exterior of your home is also important, as this can provide a place for crickets to hide. Finally, if you spot any crickets in your home, contact a professional pest control service to help safely and effectively remove them.

Habitat, Diet, and Life Cycle


Crickets are found throughout the world and can thrive in a variety of environments and habitats. These insects prefer warm and humid climates, but they can also be found in cooler, drier climates. Crickets typically live in areas of dense vegetation such as fields, gardens, and yards. They will also hide beneath stones, logs, and other debris.


Crickets are omnivorous, meaning they will feed on both plant and animal matter. They are especially fond of fruits, grains, and other plant-based foods. Crickets will also feed on other insects, spiders, and even small vertebrates such as lizards and mice. 

Life Cycle:

Crickets undergo a complete metamorphosis with four different life stages: egg, nymph, adult, and egg-laying adult. The eggs are laid in the ground and hatch within a few weeks. The nymphs will moult several times before reaching adulthood. Adult crickets will live an average of two to three months.


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