House crickets in the house!


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I am getting an infestation of house crickets in the kitchen despite not having any food out. I went outside and found them huddled around the perimeter of one corner of the house and also climbing the walls. I used ortho home defense which kills them (with a hefty dose) but they were back the next night (despite the 12-month protection promise on the bottle). I tried the same thing with EcoLogic Ant and Roach killer but they were also back the next night (despite the use of lemongrass oil in the formula which I read repels crickets). Last year I tried terro ant killer but it also was not effective. All 3 products have crickets listed. Can anyone recommend a product I can use around the house's perimeter to repel crickets from coming here?

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Orange oil is a good cricket killer and repellent. There is a chemical in it called d-Limonene which is deadly against many household insect pests. It is a great cleaner and degreaser also.
 
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Baits work pretty well when the critters walk above the pesticide. My biggest gripe about crickets is the creatures that eat them. In our case scorpions.
 
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My biggest gripe about crickets is the creatures that eat them. In our case scorpions.
Sometimes I am so glad I live in England. Mind, my American friend said "No one told me about stinging nettles, they make poison ivy seem ordinary". I suppose when you grow up with something ...
 
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Sometimes I am so glad I live in England. Mind, my American friend said "No one told me about stinging nettles, they make poison ivy seem ordinary". I suppose when you grow up with something ...
LOL Truly! I was playing golf in Costa Rica and took note of how the locals picked up a ball off the course. They would bend, examine the area closely and only then reach down!
 

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