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Example of Crickets

Crickets are generally black or brown and vary in size from 3/4″ to 1-1/2″ in length. Crickets are easily recognized by their enlarged back legs designed for jumping. They generally live and breed outdoors and invade buildings searching for food, moisture, or shelter. The adults are attracted to bright lights on buildings and may fly to homes and other buildings by the dozens or even hundreds in mid- to late summer. Once near the building, crickets will crawl through any crack or hole that allows them access inside. Once inside these insects have been known to feed on and damage clothing, and become extremely annoying with the “chirping” sounds they emit.