Field crickets are normally present during the summer time. The males can chirp up to 30 times per minute in an effort to call a female. They cannot survive during the winter so they are just a summertime pest problem. These crickets are most active at night and are considered the “sound of summer.”

What Do They Look Like?

  • Can grow up to an inch in length.
  • Normally black or brown in color.

Where Do They Live?

  • Fields and forest edges.

What Else Should I Know?

  • Field crickets can be a nuisance to humans in that they feast on plants and seeds.
  • Gardeners and farmers struggle with the field cricket during the summer months.
  • Field crickets can also enter the home and damage furnishings and rugs.