Jerusalem Crickets are HUGE, nocturnal, crickets that measure about 2 inches!
Outside these crickets feed on organic materials, and may infest and damage root plant crops. INSIDE homes Jerusalem Crickets are just a nuisance pest. They they can bite but are not venomous.
- These LARGE crickets measure 2 inches long.
- THICK head and body.
- Coloring is yellowish brown with black bands around the abdomen.
- Short cerci on abdomen.
- Immature Jerusalem Crickets are similar to Adults but smaller.
Jerusalem Crickets are nocturnal, and live in underground BURROWS or under debris like rocks and logs. Jerusalem Crickets need MOISTURE and are most active during the spring and after rain. During the hot summer months they use their big hard head to burrow 6-10 inches into the soil.
To control Jerusalem Crickets you’ll just need to eliminate moist areas and mulch outside. Remove logs, large rocks, and debris that would provide cool harborage. When Jerusalem Crickets are found INSIDE, they can easily be removed by a vacuum or capture and released outside.