Welcome to Arrow Pest Group

Above Co-Operative Bank, Outer Ring Road, Nairobi
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Cricket Control

These crickets are not venomous, but they use a foul smell to ward off threats and can even bite humans quite hard! House Cricket.

Different Types of Crickets

House Crickets

House crickets Frequently enter and taking up residence within houses. The loud chirping noise produced by these insects can become distracting and unsettling to some people.

Pest Description:

  • Color: Yellowish-brown with 3 dark bands across the top of the head.
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Long, winged
  • Size: 3/4 - 7/8”
  • Antennae: Yes, slender and longer than the body
  • Region: All
  • Habits: House crickets are active at night and prefer to live outside during warm weather but will move indoors when weather gets colder. These annoying pests can live indefinitely indoors. Once inside house crickets are attracted to and will eat large holes in clothing soiled with perspiration.
  • Habitat: House crickets like moist areas such as wood piles, stones, heavy mulch and landscape timbers. Gaps around doors, windows and where pipes and wires penetrate exterior walls provide access to the interior.
  • Threats: Damage to clothing, fabric and carpeting is possible if these crickets are not promptly removed or controlled.

Camel Crickets

Camel crickets are also called Cave crickets, some have nicknamed them “sprickets” due to their resemblance to spiders, having long legs and an unusual humped back appearance. Camel crickets have poor eye sight and depend on their very long antenna to find food and harborage. Large hind legs enable these crickets to jump high and far.

Pest Description:

  • Color: Mottled gray/brown
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Long, humpbacked
  • Size: 1/2 – 1 1/2"
  • Antennae: Yes, much longer than the body
  • Region: All
  • Habits: Active at night, feeding on plants, fabrics on lawn furniture, and have even been reported feeding on clothing on a clothesline.
  • Habitat: Camel crickets are common inhabitants of crawlspaces, wall voids, basements, sheds, and other areas where humidity is high. Outdoors can be found in wood and stone piles, tall grass and weeds, hollows of trees, holes in the ground, and of course, caves.
  • Threats: Damage to clothing, fabric is possible.