Crickets in shed

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I can't seem to get rid of them. I bombed the shed once last year and they are back again. How to rid of them in the yard also.
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  • Z Z on Sep 06, 2015
    I found this information on do it yourself dot com "Pepper sprays serve as deterrents. Insects don't like getting hot feet or hot mouths. Using sprays made with oils from hot peppers will drive them away from your plants. These sprays can be applied in advance, unlike the soap pesticide." I should have added that the soap and water pesticide kills them in a not to pleasant way. :^(
  • Sassy Sassy on Sep 06, 2015
    Check out the answers here: http://www.getridofitall.com/crickets/index.html Basically, cut grass short, seal all entrances to the shed, keep grass clippings and trash away from the house and keep your gutters cleaned out. If all else fails, a professional may need to pay a few visits to home to get rid of them.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 06, 2015
    you can try blood meal.
  • Deanie Winter Deanie Winter on Sep 06, 2015
    Crickets can be so noisy. You say they are in a shed! They won't stay long unless there is something in there they like to eat. We have two bird feeders and a fountain in the yard, it attracts too many birds for crickets to hang around long. Some times nature works the best.
  • Noi Helmick Noi Helmick on Sep 06, 2015
    My mom swears by the little sticky tape traps for mice. She was catching the crickets that way--but she also caught 3 baby snakes! How disgusting! I personally love crickets! Haven't you ever read The Cricket in Times Square! Lol
  • Lajobes Lajobes on Sep 07, 2015
    You need a hen who will spend all day foraging for crickets.
  • Barb Barb on Sep 07, 2015
    Not sure where this could be purchased. Not a back thing to try though.
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 27, 2021

    So sorry to hear that, Barb, it must be so frustrating. This article explains why it's difficult to pinpoint where the sound is coming from and gives a whole bunch of tips on how to get rid of them too - https://www.prevention.com/life/a33862986/how-to-get-rid-of-crickets/