house crickets - US Pest Protection Nashville TN

House crickets are usually either brown or gray, this cricket gets its name because it is so commonly found in homes. Still fairly small (less than an inch long), their hind legs are designed for jumping and they can fly, so they get around pretty quickly.

You will find these bugs in your home more often when it is extremely dry in your area in the summertime or when the weather starts to cool down in the late fall.

Don’t let these crickets stay in your home because you will be frustrated when they cause damage to your clothes and interior fabrics.

What do they look like?

  • 2 cm long, pale brown with a black pattern on the head and thorax

What else should I know?

  • Closely related to the grasshoppers and locusts, House Crickets have hind legs which are modified for jumping
  • They have two pairs of wings, but only the back pair are for flying