Most Common Species: Gryllus species and Acheta domesticus
Name: House crickets have earned the nickname“Cricket on the Hearth”
Size: 9/16 to just over an inch
Color: Shiny black
Appearance: Instantly recognizable by their song, crickets have leathery wings and long antennae
Cricket Social Behavior
Crickets are an occasional home invader and common denizen of the landscape. Crickets are commonly encountered in yards, basements and barns. Eggs hatch in late spring or early summer – those nymphs grow into adults in about 45 days. The males of these newly adult crickets will begin singing to attract females at this time and continue throughout the summer.
Several kinds of crickets are found in Arizona. Although they pose no immediate health risks (they do not bite or carry disease) they have been known to eat through everything from wallpaper glue to wool to silk.