4 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Crickets in the House

Is the chirping sound of crickets driving you insane at night? Try these four natural remedies to get rid of the crickets hiding in your home.

How to Get Rid of Crickets

1. Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Grab a bag of food-grade diatomaceous earth and spread it along areas where crickets are likely to hide, such as wall crevices.

Food-grade diatomaceous earth is a non-toxic powder that will eradicate crickets by piercing and drying out their exoskeleton.

2. Create a Boric Acid Bait Trap
Create your own cricket bait by mixing two cups of cornmeal with two teaspoons of boric acid. Mix it well then place the bait close to areas where crickets are likely to gather at night.

Non Toxic Cricket Trap

3. Drown the Crickets with Molasses
Mix some molasses with water in a large container or jar. Place the container close to the cricket-infested area of the house. The crickets will be attracted to the scent of the molasses and drown once they hop into the container.

4. Seal Cricket-Entry Points
Prevent more crickets from entering your home by sealing up any gaps or cracks along the wall. Make use of weather-stripping material for sealing the gaps of doors and windows.

Cricket Molasses Trap

It also helps to know what kind of crickets you are dealing with as some of the above pest remedies may not work well for certain species of crickets. Here’s a description of the most common species of crickets you may find at home.

Camel Crickets
Camel crickets can be found in many places across the United States. They can be identified by their long hind legs and arched back. They also don’t chirp like other species of crickets.

One way of preventing camel cricket infestations at home is by reducing the areas of moisture. Inspect your house and fix any leaking faucets and pipes. A dehumidifier is also recommended for reducing moisture buildup indoors.

House Crickets
House crickets are yellow-brown in color and are fully-winged insects. House crickets like to feed on almost everything, such as paper and natural fabric. Deal with them soon or else you may find some holes on your wallpaper or clothes.