I was reading your page and had a few questions. I just purchased a house and had noticed some spider krickets under the house during the walk around. I know that wasn’t a big deal but then I started to noticed them in the garage. It isn’t a lot of them but my kids don’t like them. Just in the last couple of days I have seen a few in the house. Now I just want to get rid of them. What can I do?
If you read through our CAMEL BACK CRICKET article, you’ll see this pest seeks dark and protected areas for nesting. If allowed to live around the outside perimeter of the home, some will no doubt breach the structure and end up in basements, crawl spaces or the garage. Though these locations will conceal the real number that might be occupying the space, some will emerge from time to time and for now that’s what it sounds like you’re seeing. In fact we mostly see this happen in the winter as the crickets seek the warmer temps of the living spaces in the home.
Since you didn’t mention if you have an unfinished basement, finished basement or crawl space, I’m not sure if either of these will factor in to your control program. But if you have “non living” spaces like a crawl or other hidden space, treating with DELTAMETHRIN DUST would no doubt provide the fastest results and in the long run, prove to be the best option. If you have a finished basement, spider crickets will commonly take refuge in the wall space alongside foundation walls. If you have such a space, baiting with NIBAN FG and setting out some CRICKET TRAPS is suggested. This can also be done anywhere upstairs if you’ve seen them there too.
Lastly, spraying the outside of the home with some ESFENVALERATE on a regular basis is what really needs to be done so they don’t come back. You should also treat the garage with this spray when doing your treatments. As stated above, the outside perimeter of the home and the garage are two spots where you can really lay down a protective barrier that in the end will keep all pests out of the home.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Camelback Cricket Control: http://www.bugspray.com/articles98/camelcrickets.html
Deltamethrin Dust: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page427.html
Cricket Traps: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1286.html