Field Cricket

Size: 3/4- 7/8 ? (16-22 mm)

Appearance: Yellowish brown with 3 dark cross-bands on head. Long with short, stout hind legs; threadlike antennae, longer than body.

Habitat: During warm weather, house crickets typically live outdoors and can commonly be found in garbage dumps. With the approach of cold weather they seek shelter indoors, especially in places such as sheds and houses, seeking areas of moisture and fermentation.

Potential Harm: When crickets find their way inside homes, they can damage clothing, carpeting and other fabrics including wool, cotton, silk, and synthetics. They can eat through large areas of fabric, and are especially attracted to clothes soiled with perspiration.