Cave Crickets – Preventing Termites?

Q: I was once told by a “good ole’ boy” termite inspector that houses that had cave crickets in the crawl space never had termites. Is there any truth to this?

A: University of Georgia termite expert Dan Suiter says there is absolutely no truth to this. Cave crickets eat small amounts of decaying organic matter in damp environments. They do not eat or repel termites.