Field Crickets, also known as Mole Crickets, can damage or destroy vegetation, such as vegetable gardens or fields with crops. They sometimes enter homes and may cause damage to soiled fabrics, leather and fur garments that have food deposits or juices, even perspiration on them. This species of Crickets prefer to live outdoors and will not survive very long indoors.
Field Crickets lay their eggs in warm, damp soil. They feed on plants, seeds, insects (dead or alive) such as moths, butterflies, flies even grasshopper eggs and on their own kind.
Prevention: Mowing lawns, pulling weeds from flower beds and woodpiles from near or around homes will help keep them at bay. Lighting outside also plays a role in the attraction of Field Crickets. Yellow or sodium vapor bulbs will be less attractive and help aide in keeping them away from your homes. Sealing of windows, doors, holes in masonry, adding screen windows and screen doors will help as well. Contact us for a free inspection.