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Omg, a cricket

post #1 of 13
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In my house. It's a big black one. They scare me because I got bit by one as a kid. Some people may think crickets don't bite but I swear that one did. Oh well, hopefully this cricket will bring me luck. I sure could use some.
post #2 of 13
Give it to Popsie to play with? A wild or loose cricket doesn't survive in my house, the cats catch it... then leave the dead spit covered cricket in the middle of the floor for someone to step on.
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Give it to Popsie to play with? A wild or loose cricket doesn't survive in my house, the cats catch it... then leave the dead spit covered cricket in the middle of the floor for someone to step on.
He won't play with it. Bugs do not interest him in the least. I tried showing him the cricket and he just sat and stared at it like, "yeah, what's your point mom?"
post #4 of 13
Ha ha consider yourself lucky you never lived in my house. For years I have had reptiles and alot of those crickets for food escaped into my unfinished basement, which has an oil burner they can hide in all year long, and bits of stale cat food to eat, paradise for them! At one time I had over 40 male crickets chirping. It was like sleeping outside 24/7!

They only stayed in the basement, so we didnt do anything to kill them, plus poisions around my cats didnt make me comfortable anyway. My cats would bring them to me in there mouth alive and unharmed, so I would let those ones go outside in warmer weather.

And besides the other crickets, the black ones, we also have spiders,pillbugs,beetles, and moths during the Summer! Not for the faint of heart!
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And besides the other crickets, the black ones, we also have spiders,pillbugs,beetles, and moths during the Summer! Not for the faint of heart!
Ewww...remind me to never venture down into your basement! Crickets I can handle, moths don't bother me, but I hate spiders and beetles (not sure what pillbugs are..are they the ones that curl up into a ball if you touch them?) You turned me off at Spiders...ewwwww!

I actually try to catch crickets if they get in my house to try to save them from the cats. I used to catch them all the time when I was little, so they are one of the few bugs I'm NOT terrified of.
post #6 of 13
Do you have a hampster?? I know that sounds weird... but I use to have a teddy bear hampster and a tarantula, I would give them crickets at the same time, Cleo, the hampster, would grab it up, look at you, bite its head off and give you a crazy look, then shove the rest of it in her mouth! It was always more fun to watch her do it than the spider!! It gets rid of the annoying chirping too!
post #7 of 13
Yes pillbugs are the ones that roll up into a ball. My house is cricket free now since I dont have anymore pets that eat crickets, but the other creatures still take up residence. As long as I dont have to sleep in the basement which nobody does, i'm fine with that.
post #8 of 13
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See now spiders don't bother me. The only bugs I don't care for are crickets and grasshoppers terrify me. I don't know why but if there was a grasshopper in my house I'd make DH get rid of it or stay somewhere else.
post #9 of 13
It wouldn't last long in my house. One got in a while ago and Molly played with the poor thing to death.
post #10 of 13
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And besides the other crickets, the black ones, we also have spiders,pillbugs,beetles, and moths during the Summer! Not for the faint of heart!
I've actually kept and bred pillbugs - for hatching turtle food, great calcium source! Beetles - of course since I breed mealworms... and the moths are an accident. I haven't found a way to completely keep the meal moths out of the worms bins.

I hate crickets. Stinky, noisy, and they die too easily (except for when you want them to). Did you ever have the joy of getting in a shipment of crickets to find spiders in the box with them? It's happened to me a few times.
post #11 of 13
We had one cricket in our house once that was driving us unbelivably mad, it was in with our rose haired tarantula, the darn thing would not stop! This was before we realized what the hampster would do with them. So my DH tried to take matters into his own hands, you would think that without a head it would be hard to chirp, but apparently not!! I feel for ya hon!!
post #12 of 13
i aint too afraid of bugs, but scorpions terrify me. and btw yes crickets do bite, i never knew this until my bf's stupid older brother tried to eat one on a dare and it bit his lip.


pillbugs = rolly pollies
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i aint too afraid of bugs, but scorpions terrify me. and btw yes crickets do bite, i never knew this until my bf's stupid older brother tried to eat one on a dare and it bit his lip.


pillbugs = rolly pollies
I knew it!!! I've told my DH that crickets bite time and time again but he'll never believe me. I'll have to show him your post.
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