What is the safest way to rid a landscape of crickets or grasshoppers?

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I have a cat that likes to roam the yard so I don't want to spray insecticid.
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  • Neither will hurt your cat, it will keep them occupied if nothing else. I spray the perimeter of my property with vinegar. Oh and I have 6 roaming cats too.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 07, 2017
    my cats like to "play" with both insects.... very entertaining. I keep my cats inside, the insects come in via the drains.
  • Random Chance Random Chance on Apr 09, 2017
    Cats can happily eat both without harm. Crickets like to live in leaf mould (naturally composting fallen leaves) in flower beds, under trees, etc. Clear away any fallen leaves or organic stuff from flower beds and replace with bark or recycled rubber mulch. The crickets population will fall drastically. As for grashoppers, you might consider an organic based insecticide and keep the cat in for a couple of days and the sun will break down the chemicals into harmless substances. Read labels carefully.
  • Virginia R Virginia R on Apr 09, 2017
    Other than crickets being annoying if one gets inside the house, are they and grasshoppers a threat of some kind? I just treat them as part of nature.
  • Judy Judy on Apr 09, 2017
    Where there is water, you will find crickets, and other animals. It is a permanent attraction to them. It is all apart of nature.
  • Shaley Shaley on Apr 09, 2017
    You could install some bird houses for birds that eat those types of bugs.
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 27, 2021

    Hi there, this article gives a whole bunch of tips of how to get rid of them too - https://www.prevention.com/life/a33862986/how-to-get-rid-of-crickets/