Crickets tend to be
nocturnal and are often confused with grasshoppers because they have a
similar body structure including jumping hind legs. The camel cricket (also known as the cave cricket) is the most common pest cricket here in central Alabama.  

They are brownish in color and rather humpbacked
in appearance, always wingless, and up to two inches long in body
and 4 inches for the legs.

Most species live in other cool, damp situations such as in
wells, rotten logs, stumps and hollow trees, and under damp leaves,
stones, boards, and logs.

Occasionally, they prove to be a nuisance in the basements of homes in
suburban areas.  Poor ventilation in areas such as crawl spaces and
sheds produce fungi in which they will often feed upon. 

There is no specific areas of Jefferson and Shelby Counties in which they are more prominent that another but you’re more likely to see them in older neighborhoods such as the Homewood area due to a lack of ventilation in the basements and crawlspaces of older homes.

Call 426-0381 or Call/text 223-9460 for service in Homeood, Hoover, Vestavia, Pelham, Helena or Alabaster areas.