Bath and North East Somerset Council Does Not provide a pest control service for the treatment of crickets.


1. Where can you find them?

2. Are they a health hazard?

3. Can they be a problem?

4. How can I control them?

5. What products can I use to get rid of them?

6. How do I use the insecticide safely?


1. Crickets can be found all over Britain. They usually live outdoors during the summer, but may head indoors during the autumn.

2. The cricket does not spread disease but may be a nuisance.

3. Crickets are active at night. Male crickets make loud chirping noises, by rubbing their two front wings together to attract a mate. Apart from noise nuisance, crickets may cause damage to fabrics (clothing etc.) if there is a big problem.

4. The areas where crickets have been heard should be thoroughly cleaned to remove all possible food sources.

A residual insecticide can then be applied to the area. Treatment should be applied on a number of occasions especially when there has been a big problem.

It is also advisable, if you know someone nearby that keeps reptiles as pets that they can ensure that any crickets, kept as reptile food, are secured in suitable containers.

5. You may try to treat the problem yourself by buying an insecticidal aerosol. You should try to buy an insecticide which is ‘residual’; this means that the insecticide is effective for a number of days after being applied.

When buying an insecticide, read the label carefully to ensure it will treat crickets and always follow the instructions carefully so as to protect yourself and the environment.

6. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not place insecticides where children or animals may come into contact with them.

Wash hands immediately after use.

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