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    Crickets...Help

    It seems as if my house is getting a ton of crickets outside. Is there a good solution to them that is pet friendly? I don't want my dog getting sick if I spray something around the foundation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: Crickets...Help

    Quote Originally Posted by yler4cy View Post
    It seems as if my house is getting a ton of crickets outside. Is there a good solution to them that is pet friendly? I don't want my dog getting sick if I spray something around the foundation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Out of curiosity, why would you want to get rid of crickets? You realize they eat bad insects and cause no harm right?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    Out of curiosity, why would you want to get rid of crickets? You realize they eat bad insects and cause no harm right?
    I don't know. They seem to reproduce in mass numbers and are everywhere. I hate when they get in the house as well.


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    Re: Crickets...Help

    If they are outside, what is the harm?



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    Re: Crickets...Help

    borax... as in the "20 mule team" laundry soap. Sprinkle it around the house


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    Stop telling lame jokes.


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    Re: Crickets...Help

    My wife and her family swear by leaving banana peels in a room with crickets. Apparently they can't stand the smell and move out immediately.

    Another option is "diatomaceous earth" which you can get at your local Ace hardware or farm and home store. Diatomaceous earth is a powder-like substance made of millions of diatom skeletons (algae with silicon-based exoskeletons). The diatoms pierce the body of any bug which causes them to "dry-out" and die. Sprinkle this stuff in all of the corners, by the floor boards, or any other place you expect them to crawl.

    Try the banana peels first though, since that's the cheapest option.



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