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Name: Cricket

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Orthoptera

Superfamily: Grylloidea

Family: Gryllidae


Crickets live under rocks and logs in meadows, pastures and along roadsides.


Crickets are omnivorous scavengers who feed on organic materials, as well as decaying plant material, fungi, and some seedling plants. Crickets eat their won dead when there are no other sources of food available, and exhibit predatorial behavior upon weakened, crippled crickets.

Method of Travel:

Jumping, Flying


  • Eliminate feeding, breeding and hiding spots such as piles of bricks, stones, wood, and dense vegetation located close to the home.
  • Bug-proof your home by caulking window and door frames.

Steps to control:

  • Crickets can maintain themselves inside for long periods of time. Maintaining prevention methods is one of the ways to control infestation.
  • Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down X-Max Flying & Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.