Hi, I have a bad infestation of Camelback crickets in my garage and basement. What is the best way to kill them off and then keep them from returning. The most important thing to me is to first kill all the ones that are already in my house. Then I need to prevent and kill any new ones that arrive. Thanks a lot.
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i read your article on the treatment of camel back crickets. i am seeing these critters inside my finished basement.
i am trying to figure out if i have a”mild or light” infestation or severe so i can determine whether to use bait granules or the dust. recently, i have been seeing a cricket or two every week or so and today i found a baby cricket which tells me they are reproducing somewhere.
i have had crickets in my basement off and on for a few years but this year is the first time i am seeing them more consistently.
if you can please advise whether i should go the dust or granule route, i would much appreciate it.
Tech Support says
@guest: This is a tough one. If you went with the Deltamethrin Dust right away, the problem would be solved whether it’s mild or bad. And the use of nothing but some Niban Bait could resolve the problem but really, the bait is best used in the living areas and doesn’t do such a great job when treating nest locations like behind finished basement walls. For this reason, the Deltamethrin Dust is the way to go. Yes it will take a little more effort to apply but in the end, the problem will be resolved which is really what you want anyway. I also suggest you set out some Cricket Traps throughout the home to monitor the problem. Since Camel Back Crickets tend to get active in the winter, there could very well be a part of the home you’re not thinking about that could be the problem. Setting out some traps could very well alert you to any “missed” area and that information would be vital to solving the problem should it continue after your initial treatments. Here are direct links to the products listed above:
Deltamethrin Dust: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/deltamethrin-dust
Cricket Traps: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1286.html