Molasses, beer, any type of granular food such as cereal or oats, or even soda can all lure crickets out of hiding. You can place any of these liquid substances in a bowl or cup near cricket hiding places to lure them inside of it. Once they fall into the bowl, the crickets will likely drown in the substance.
Getting rid of crickets in your home can be easy with these simple tips:Create a natural cricket bait by adding a few spoons of molasses in a shallow bowl, then fill the bowl up about halfway with water. Apply diametaceous earth (DE) around baseboards and in wall crevices in rooms where insects have been seen.
How do you find a cricket?
Locate the cricket(s). Carefully go from room to room listening for the characteristic chirping. Crickets can usually be found underneath furniture or appliances and in closets. If, however, you suddenly turn the lights on in a previously dark room they may be out in the open.
Why do crickets come in the house?
Crickets thrive in warm, moist environments. Infestations occur when the pests come indoors for shelter or when crickets intended as pet food escape into the house. This annoys homeowners because the pests are known for their loud chirping and are most active at night.