Cricket

cricket in Phoenix

Physical Characteristics of Crickets in Phoenix

  • Colors range from brown to black
  • All species have an antennae spanning up to the length of the abdomen
  • Front wings can cover up to half the length of abdomen

Cricket Behavior

  • Mating calls are produced by males who rub their forewings together
  • Active at night
  • Dwell under rocks, wood and grass

Phoenix Food Sources

  • Omnivorous and prefer to feed on organic and decomposing materials
  • Will resort to cannibalizing their dead when no other food sources are present

Life Cycle

  • Eggs hatch in Spring after being laid in Autumn
  • Lifespan ranges several weeks to under approximately 12 months
  • Unable to survive at temperatures below 32 degrees

Related Cricket Information and Warnings

  • Can destroy crops and vegetation
  • Crickets who find their way into a home might feed on fabrics such as linen, wool, cotton and silk

If you notice a Cricket or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.