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The adult female cricket digs a small hole in the substratum in which to deposit the eggs singly. The eggs are cylindrical, 2-
The adult life span depends on temperature but is usually several months. Breeding will continue as long as conditions are favourable. There is no seasonality or diapause. The minimum temperature for development is 21’c, the maximum is 42’c and the optimum is 38’c
Originally a native of North Africa and the Middle East, but now cosmopolitan Established in the UK for several centuries.
Crickets are found mostly associated with factories, hospitals, domestic premises, rubbish tips, breweries etc, frequently within the heating duct systems. Crickets are nocturnal and the first “sign” of an infestation is generally the sound!! In domestic premises it is the sound which is often the main cause of complaint although the crickets can cause damage through their feeding to woollen garments, silks, foodstuffs etc. They tend to be nocturnal and widely omnivorous, indeed they show a strong tenancy to cannibalism. In summer they live in the open, especially on refuse tips. In warm summers, indoor-
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Male house crickets are around 14 to 20 mm long, females are 14 to 18 mm long plus an ovipositor of 8 to 13 mm long. They are greyish brown in colour and they have three distinct dark brown cross bands on the head. Both sexes are fully winged; the forewings cover the abdomen and the hind wings extended beyond the body. They have extremely long filiform antennae which are longer than the body. At the posterior end of the body they have prominent anal cerci, sensory structures, and in the female,a large egg-