Since crickets are attracted to lights, it’s advisable to replace high-intensity lighting with low key lighting in the outdoor areas of your premises. Switch off lights when not required, and opt for yellow lights instead of neon or mercury vapor lights. Proper sanitation and modification of the habit can effectively control the cricket population around the house.
Luckily for us, crickets cannot survive for too long nor are they capable of laying eggs, outside their natural habitats. If crickets have infested the indoor areas of your home, you’ll have to start with drying out damp spots or moist areas with the help of a portable fan or dehumidifier.
Similarly, you’ll have to clear up clutter and empty the boxes, remove papers, and sundry other objects that could double up as refuges for crickets in your home. You could also consider setting up sticky traps to catch crickets by effectively disposing of them.
Although there are insecticides for eliminating crickets in the indoors, it’s advisable to use them with caution, and sparingly. Available in ready to use aerosol or liquid forms, the insecticide must be sprayed or applied in places where crickets are located in sufficiently large numbers. But it’s best to use insecticides under expert supervision.