Gryllus and Acheta domesticus The two types of crickets that may invade the home are field crickets and house crickets. Field crickets usually live outdoors, feeding on vegetation and plant debris. In the fall, when their natural food supply fails, or during periods of heavy rainfall, they may invade buildings in search of food. Field crickets cannot reproduce in the home and usually die by winter. House crickets, however, can survive and reproduce indoors. During the day, both types of crickets hide in dark, warm locations, such as behind baseboards, in closets, and in attics. Male crickets make a chirping sound by rubbing the file and scraper on their forewings together. Crickets may chew on fabrics and paper items, and large numbers of them may cause serious problems.
Remove dense vegetation and debris from around your home''s foundation where crickets may hide. Seal openings around doors and windows. Make sure window and door screens are in good repair.