Over the past few days I caught 3 of these nasty camel(spider) crickets. Definitly full size and they freak out my wife. 1 caught in basement. The other was under our living room couch, upside down no-less in a bat like fashion( caught this 1 with vacuum wand).
Long story short, what’s the best method of getting rid of these ugly suckers? I’m look for the most expediant way.
If you review our CAMEL BACK CRICKET ARTICLE, you’ll learn there are three areas that usually need treatments. Since they come from the outside, spraying your foundation and the mulch or ground surrounding the home is the way to start. This should be done throughout the year and will actually stop most any pest from coming inside the home. In fact if you treat the outside of the home on a regular basis, you should be able to keep out most any perimeter invader like spider crickets. A good product for this type of treating is the CONQUER.
Inside the home, they usually start nesting in crawl spaces or basements. So if you have a finished basement or a crawl space, treating it with some DELTAMETHRIN DUST would be advisable since it works quickly and lasts a long time.
For the living area, setting up some CRICKET TRAPS and baiting with NIBAN BAIT is usually all that is needed. As our article explains, these guys prefer the dark, safe confines of a hidden space but if allowed to populate enough, they’ll no doubt forage into your living space. At this time it sounds as though this is beginning to happen.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Camel Back Cricket Control: http://www.bugspray.com/articles98/camelcrickets.html
Deltamethrin Dust: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/deltamethrin-dust
Cricket Traps: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/glue/mouse-glueboard-5-x-8