Latest Crickets Articles

Giant Weta

The giant Weta has a body measuring up to four inches long, not including legs and antennae. They can weigh as much as a sparrow. Weta crickets come in different varieties and species, most of which are found in New Zealand.

Potato Bug

The potato bug is another name for the Jerusalem cricket and should not be confused with the potato beetle.


The katydid has a pleasant and familiar song, but a large population of these grasshopper-like insects could have you pleading for peace and quiet.

Weta Insect

Weta insects are very large and heavy flightless insects that resemble a cross between a cricket and a cockroach.

Mormon Crickets

Keeping a close eye on Mormon crickets will help prevent an outbreak. If the land becomes infested it may be destroyed by the insects.

Mormon Cricket

Mormon crickets are among some of the more harmful species of insects in the United States, with the potential to cause significant damage to rangelands and crops. Several options are available for the population control of these pests.

Jerusalem Cricket

Jerusalem crickets, also called Potato bugs, are large insects native to western North America and parts of Mexico. Neither a cricket nor a true bug, the Jerusalem cricket belongs to the stenopelmatus family, and is more closely related to the many species of weta found in southern hemisphere.

Locust Swarm

Locust swarms occur when populations of locust become dense. The crowding forces them to touch and this constant touching triggers a change in their usual solitary behavior.

Camel Cricket Terror

Camel cricket terror occurs when these large insects leap at you unexpectedly from dark corners. This is one person's comments about her experience with the dreaded camel cricket.

House Cricket

If you've landed on this page looking for help in controlling house crickets you've come to the right place, but I am not one to turn to pesticides first. The initial step to good house cricket control is making some changes to the environment to make it less cricket-friendly.

Camelback Crickets

The camelback cricket is a strange looking insect that has a cricket-like body but long, spider-like legs. They can give people a fright when they are found in basements or cellars. Camelback crickets like to live in dark, damp environments and they are almost completely harmless.

Jiminy Cricket

Jiminy Cricket played a guiding sidekick to Pinocchio and is synonymous with the word œconscience. He's been around for many generations and has quite the resume from starring in Disney films and other promotions.

How Long Do Crickets Live

If you have crickets in your home one of the first questions you want answered is, how long do crickets live. Fortunately, adult crickets do not live too long, but it all depends on the species. Read this article to learn the lifespan of various crickets and learn a few tips on how to keep them out of your home.

What Do Crickets Eat

Are you hearing that lone cricket somewhere in your house and you are worried about finding damages? You need to know the answer to what do crickets eat. Find it here.

Camel Crickets

Camel crickets do not chirp so you do not know they are present. They like to linger in dark, damp places. If they are in your home, your clothes and carpets may be at risk.

Field Crickets

Field crickets were often kept as pets in ancient China. They were prized for their songs and kept in golden cages. Today in the USA we often consider field crickets a pest and do not want them in our homes.

Cave Crickets

Cave Crickets are not like most crickets. They are non-chirping, people-intimidators. Cave crickets even consume their own body parts in order to survive. Kind of counterproductive, huh? 


***image3*** The common cricket is heard during warm summer nights. They are part of the environment that surrounds us, so there is little that can be done. But, we do have some choices when it comes to preventing crickets from entering our homes.

Cricket Control

***image2*** Crickets can certainly do damage to various types of garden plants, but there are ways to stop them using natural cricket control methods. You don't necessarily need to use pesticides for cricket control, if that is your preference.

Cricket Sounds

***image2***Crickets are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets known for their chirp.