i hope you get this email i dont have a basement i live in a mobile home i was wondering if a camel cricket is poisonous in anyway i have them in my home they show up 2 to 3 times a week i kill them i dont see where they are coming in anywhere i filled in crackes and crevices there still here you got anything else i could do to locate these pests my wife flips out everytime one shows up
Camelback crickets aren’t able to sting like fireants or wasps. And they don’t suck blood like a mosquito or biting fly. So the answer to your question is no, they’re not poisonous. However, they can be a nuisance and will many times nest in crawl spaces under a house. We also know they love to nest under mobile homes. This is especially true if you’ve put an apron around the perimeter of the structure. These aprons will enclose the area helping to create an environment which is usually dark, damp and warm. This is perfect for camelback crickets during the colder winter months.
To get long term control, you’ll need to treat the outside, the space under the mobile home and the inside as explained in our CAMEL CRICKET CONTROL article. For now, I suggest setting out some CRICKET TRAPS and NIBAN BAIT to start. This should keep them controlled in the living area. If the bottom of the mobile home has a space like I described you really do need to treat it as well or the problem will be ongoing. If you have further questions, give us a call on our toll free 1-800-877-7290.