Crickets – Catching With Duct tape

Q: A small outbuilding on our property has been taken over by camel crickets. It will soon be an art space for my daughter. Any control suggestions?

A: Camel crickets are creepy! In my experience you can catch lots of them on a sticky surface. Try this: cut a 12″ by 12″ square of cardboard. Now cut a 12″ strip of duct tape and staple the ends, sticky-side up, along one edge of the square. Cut four more strips and attach them likewise to the square, thereby covering it entirely with sticky-side up tape. Make a couple more squares in the same manner. Place them randomly at the base of the walls inside the room. Check every day for victims. When a square fills up, make another one.

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