How to Get Rid of Crickets Using Natural Home Remedies

Get Rid of Crickets

Crickets are a nuisance pest that can drive you absolutely nuts, especially at night, with their endless chirping. Here are our top suggestions for getting rid of crickets using natural home remedies. They may also damage food and fabric items so we suggest you take action as soon as possible to control the crickets.

1. Set Up Glue Traps

Crickets are nocturnal so it’s unlikely that you will come across many of them throughout the day. We suggest identifying and placing several glue traps along the areas of the house that are cricket hotspots. Crickets like to hide in dark, warm places so good places to check include spaces underneath kitchen appliances, gaps along the upholstery furniture, and wardrobes. You can buy pesticide-free glue traps to help you get rid of the crickets.

2. Make Boric Acid Bait

Boric acid is a naturally-occurring white powder that can act as poison for pests like crickets. It can get rid of crickets by disrupting their nervous systems. There are many different ways you can create the boric acid bait. One suggestion is to mix the boric acid with sugar, onion, and water as suggested in this article. While the powder is naturally-occurring, it’s important that the bait is well out of reach from pets and young children.

3. Sprinkle Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Food-grade diatomaceous earth is another naturally-occurring powder that can eliminate soft-bodied insects like crickets due to its abrasive property. The powder can gradually kill crickets by absorbing the fats and oils from the insect’s exoskeleton. We suggest dusting a very fine layer of food-grade diatomaceous earth where the crickets are likely to wander. This method will require a bit of patience. You may not notice results until a few weeks after the powder is applied.

4. Do Some Preventive Maintenance

To prevent more crickets from bothering you in the future, it’s important to find out exactly where they entered the house from. Scope out the whole exterior and fill in gaps and cracks along the wall with material like caulk. For windows and doors with large gaps along the side, we suggest installing things like weather-stripping.