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Crickets Found In Washington State
With approximately 2,400 species in existence, crickets have leapt and sung their way to destinations all across the globe. Belonging to the family Gryllidae in the order of Orthoptera, these insects are known for their musical chirping, impressive jumping capabilities, and even an acting performance in Pinocchio!
Although crickets are a remarkable insect by nature, their presence in or around your area can be a nuisance. Because they can breed so efficiently, populations can increase rapidly if your home or business provides conducive environments for them to thrive.
To better understand why cricket choirs are caroling too loudly near you, it’s best to learn common crickets in our area, their habits, and what you can do to turn down their volume.
What Do Crickets Look Like?
There are two different kinds of crickets common to the Puget Sound area: field crickets and house crickets. Both types are primarily nocturnal insects, but they can also chirp loudly throughout the day.
Field crickets—sometimes called the black cricket—are slightly larger than other species, growing upwards 1 1/4 inches in length. These crickets commonly take up residence in fields and yards in shallow burrows, but they can sometimes enter buildings.
House crickets are light brown and yellowish with three distinct, dark brown stripes on their heads. House crickets often do not grow any bigger than 1/2 inch. Preferring warm, moist places to live, these crickets can be found near fireplaces, kitchen appliances, or within garbage dumps in areas with warmer climates.
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