How To Get Rid Of Crickets

Crickets are a kind of pest that can be found on different places in the world. Crickets are not dangerous but they can be harmful as they eat away unprotected fabrics or papers.  They also chirp at night which disturbs most of the people. This sound is made when they rub their legs together so as to attract their mates towards them.

There are different ways to get rid of crickets. Some of the solutions are listed below that can help to reduce the level of crickets from your home.

Getting Rid of Crickets

Damp Areas

Firstly, try to clean damp or wet area that exists around your house. Things like brushes, old wood, rocks and similar objects that contain moist encourage crickets so, cover them properly to avoid them.

Bird Feeders

Bird Feeders

Keep birds as your pet or allow bird feeders to increase the level of birds visiting your house as crickets are a favorite bird food. This would decrease the level of crickets that exist in your house.

Crickets can be caught in a mesh wire cricket carrier that is used to catch fish.

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth

Spread diatomaceous earth in the areas where you are most likely to find crickets in your house. Remember to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose. Also try to protect your eyes. It can lead to dehydration and even it can result into a death.



Put some molasses in a jar and fill it with some water. Keep the jar near long grass outside the house or at a place where you may be able to find crickets. Leave them for a day or two.

This would attract crickets and they will enter into the jar. Once they do so, they would be trapped and would die.

Sticky Glue

To catch crickets, place some insect sticky glue around the boundaries of the house.

Switch of Lights

Remember to switch off the lights once you have decided to make a trap. Otherwise they wont’ come out of their shelters. As they only appear in the dark where they chirp, they are true lovers of dark. So, the best time to capture them is at night when it is completely dark.

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