Adult cave/camel crickets are brownish in color and rather humpbacked in appearance. They don`t have wings but they do have very large hind legs with very long slender antennae. The antennae arise closely and next to each other on the head. The bodies of baby crickets may appear translucent. Most species live in cool, damp environments, such as rotten logs, stumps, and hollow trees, and under damp leaves, stones, boards, and logs. Once they get into your house or garage they can be a nuisance in the basements, laundry rooms, drains, sewers, wells and firewood stacks.
Cave/camel crickets are usually “accidental invaders” that wander in from adjacent areas. They are of little economic importance except as being a nuisance in homes, especially basements & garages. They may reproduce indoors, especially in situations that provide continuous dark, moist conditions, such as basements, garages, showers or laundry area. Cave crickets feed on fungi that grow on damp basement walls. Because they are scavengers they are always eating the dead stuff that accumulates in our basements and garages. Camel/cave crickets don’t pose any threat to humans. Although they are unsightly and just a plain nuisance to have around. Many homeowners are creeped out by their appearance and just don’t want them around. One of the best proactive approaches a homeowner can take against the creepy crawlers is to put a dehumidifier in areas where they have been seen, remove damp wood, old carpet, discarded newspaper and cardboard from areas where they have been seen.
If these recommendations don’t work and you’re still having a problem with cave/camel crickets then we recommend you contact us at our offices. If you would like for one of our trained professionals to come to your house and give you a NO OBLIGATION FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATE, contact us at 866-501-0434 and be sure to mention that you saw this on our website.