Natural Way to Kill Crickets

Crickets inhabit all areas of North America and are particularly prevalent in gardens and forests. They can be a pest to gardeners because they eat plants and create a lot of noise. Many people worry about using pesticides if there are pets in the house, but there are numerous natural methods of killing crickets.

Things You'll Need

  • Sodium vapor light bulbs

  • Cricket traps

  • Cockroach traps

  • Vacuum cleaner

  • Dish

  • Water

  • Dog food

Step 1

Remove weeds and dense vegetation from the garden. Crickets like overgrown areas with rotting plant life, their preferred food. Remove garbage in general and non-plant materials such as piles of bricks.

Step 2

Replace white outdoor lights with yellow sodium vapor ones. White lights attract all kinds of insects, including crickets, whereas yellowish bulbs are less attractive to them.

Step 3

Set cricket traps in the garden. Any plant life can be used as bait. Place the traps in areas crickets prefer such as plants and compost piles.

Step 4

Put some dog food or old vegetation in a glass and place it on a dish filled with water. The food will attract the crickets and they will drown in the water.

Step 5

Vacuum the house regularly, paying special attention to the corners of rooms and behind furniture.

Step 6

Lay out some cockroach traps indoors. These have a sticky strip of tape, which catches the crickets.


The most effective way to get rid of crickets is with a pesticide. But if you are worried about the effects on plants and pets, it is best to stick with natural methods.

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