Field Crickets

  • Field Crickets are black and are about an inch long.
  • They prefer to live outdoors in warm, damp soil but will move inside when it becomes cold. Unlike the House cricket however, field crickets cannot live indoors indefinitely and will usually die by early winter.
  • Their diet consists of seeds, plants, insects, and grass.

Camel Crickets aka Spider/ Cave Crickets (Sprickets)

  • Camel Crickets have an arched back and long hind legs. Their bodies are thick and have a molted brown color. They can be found from 1 inch to an inch and a half long.
  • They can be found in damp, dark spaces such as basements, garages, and other such places.
  • They are active at night but have limited vision. These crickets will jump towards perceived threats in attempt to frighten the threat away.
  • They are scavengers and have been known to eat wallpaper glue and silk.

House Crickets

  • House Crickets are gray or brown in color and can be found from ¾ of an inch to 1 inch long.
  • This species of cricket will enter houses where they can survive indefinitely.
  • They are usually found in warm places like kitchens, basements and other places that provide shelter.
  • Their diet consists of almost anything they can find.