Finding camelback crickets in your basement, shed, garage, or crawlspace can make the bravest men jump out of their skin. Who can blame them really? They are a creepy looking insect that makes everyone squirm!
Camelback crickets receive their name from the distinctive hump that they have on their back. They are also known as “spider crickets” because of their long legs and ability to jump extremely high and move at great speeds. “Cave crickets” is another of their names which they have been given because of their propensity to live and breed in dark and damp environments.
Home or business owners will often notice an increase of camelback crickets when weather conditions have gone to the extreme from one way to the next. These creepy looking critters may seek refuge indoors when there has been too much or not enough rainfall. When it has been extremely hot Indoors, camelback crickets may head indoors as these pests require a good amount of cool and damp living conditions.
The only good thing we can say about camelback crickets is that they do not chirp like other types of crickets do; however, many people do find the chirping to be relaxing, as long as it is not inside of the walls of their home. So maybe this trait does not make them as desirable.
Hiring a Monmouth County, NJ exterminator like Allison Pest Control to provide your home or business with an exterior barrier pest control system will keep the pests out of all types of structures.