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How do I find and eject (or eradicate) this damn cricket?
May 18, 2014 1:24 AM   Subscribe

This loudly chirping bug is right by me - it's been migrating from the back room to the dining room over the course of several hours - but I can't see or find it. My dog seems to be intimidated, and he's the reason I won't use chemical sprays.
posted by goofyfoot to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Place pieces of duct tape, sticky side up, near where you believe the crickets are hiding. The crickets will try to eat the tape—they are attracted to the adhesive—but will get stuck to it instead.

And, if it helps, they only live a few weeks...
posted by HuronBob at 2:35 AM on May 18


This wikihow article has a few different methods for building traps. Maybe try a few of them.
posted by fallingleaves at 3:18 AM on May 18


Thank you both!
posted by goofyfoot at 8:05 PM on May 19


You've probably solved this problem by now ( I hope!) but a damp washcloth left in a corner will usually have the cricket in it by morning.
posted by jessicapierce at 2:27 PM on May 20


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