Camel Crickets - Spider Crickets

Identification and Control

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Camel Crickets sometimes referred to as sprickets, or spider crickets due to their resemblance to spiders subsist by feeding on fungus ,decaying organic matter such as other dead bugs,poorly sealed or stored foods,and so forth.

The body gives the appearance of having a hump, which is what led to their being called camel crickets. Their legs are elongated in comparison to other crickets,which makes them resemble a spider - hence "spider-crickets" . Unlike other crickets, they do not chirp. They are primarily nocturnal, that is they come out at night, they are sometimes seen in the daytime in dark areas.


Their extraordinarily large antennae are used to find food, water, as well as mates. Their legs are larger than normal crickets, the rear ones will propel great distances. They will frequently jump directly at perceived threats, such as you.

They are sometimes found indoors , but generally their habitat is outside in dark, moist places. Once inside a home, they will seek out the dark and moist conditions of garages and basements.

Indoors - camel crickets can be deterred by sealing any gaps, cracks or crevices in the foundation and near openings such as vents, doors,windows and pipes. Eliminating any suitable habitats, refuges created by boxes stored on basement and garage floors.

 


 

Pest Catchers

Outdoors -Moisture is an essential element for camel cricket survival so practicing proper garden sanitation techniques such as removal of unneeded organic wastes, and reducing the number of moist dark habitats will go far for good, sustainable long-term control. Mow down any tall grass and weeds in close proximity. Keep wood piles at a safe distance.


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