camel crickets ( sprickets )

camel crickets ( sprickets )

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Blue Springs, MO

#1 Sep 24, 2008
What do I do? They're taking over my house and they keep getting larger everytime I see one. PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF THEM. Very creepy creatures too.

Since: Sep 08

Sikeston, MO

#2 Sep 24, 2008
what exactly do these camel crickets look like? because if its what i think it is i have had some in my shed

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#3 Sep 24, 2008
Oh, I hate them, they are in my basement, but lucky me haven't seen one in a while. Not sure how to get rid of them, hope someone helps you. I'll be looking forward to see how to get rid of them!

Moberly, MO

#4 Sep 24, 2008
i call them moon ckrickets and i am conviced they are sent from hell. little bastards are quick too. best method i've found for killing them is the shoe throw. you have to practice though. once alerted they can jump and hide pretty quick. also, i kicked my crazy girlfriend out and the number of sightings decreased dramaticaly.

Blue Springs, MO

#5 Sep 24, 2008
They look like a cross between a spider and a cricket. Long legs like a spider and a big cricket body.

Since: Sep 08

Sikeston, MO

#6 Sep 25, 2008
i know exactly what you are talking about i have seen them they are some nasty looking things
bugged out

Blue Springs, MO

#7 Sep 25, 2008
anyone know how to get rid of them besides the shoe technique? That works but my shoes are gettin worn out. ha!

Cape Girardeau, MO

#8 Sep 25, 2008
They bite/sting too! I have been stung by one and it HURTS!

Ballwin, MO

#9 Sep 25, 2008
What do I do? They're taking over my house and they keep getting larger everytime I see one. PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF THEM. Very creepy creatures too.
I didn't know what these insects were, so I Googled them and found info on . There is some info about getting rid of them too.

Salt Lake City, UT

#10 Jan 31, 2009

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Jan 31, 2009
found this on the internet... hope it helps...

The best way to control camel crickets is to really change the environment so that there is no place for them to hide, and nothing for them to eat. You also need to begin the process of sealing your home against unwelcome visitors such as these.
Outside, remove excess mulch and piles of leaves. Camel crickets hide under debris of any kind, as well as piles of rocks, bricks, firewood, etc. If you are storing a bunch of stuff in your basement, they will hide amongst it all as well as feed on the boxes!

Both the crickets and the spiders are nocturnal. They and ALL of their buddies are sleeping all day long, ready to come out exploring and hunting at night.
Bob The Bugman

Baltimore, MD

#12 May 18, 2009
Get yourself some Demon WP Insecticide at

Spray cracks and crevices in dark areas and corners of basements, closets etc. Works better than anything I have ever used.

Cape Girardeau, MO

#13 May 18, 2009
My son use to feed them to his turtles.

Arlington, VA

#14 Nov 10, 2009
These things are so nasty.. we have them in our basement and now have started to see a few come upstairs to middle level of house....... was told to pour bleach down drains/sinks and that will help cuz they lay eggs in drains....I did that and it lasted for about 6 months and they still came back. I hate these things so much!!!!.. My kids will not go in basement to play because of these nasty cave spiders....

Jackson, MO

#15 Nov 10, 2009
I've always called them mutant crickets. I've never seen anything like that before I moved to Missouri. I thought it was a new species or something. I don't remember seeing them here as a kid but now they seem to be taking over. I had no idea that they bite or sting. Now I hate them even more. They're crawling all over my carport at night and in my laundry room. I can't even step on them because I'm afraid they'll jump on my leg.

Frisco, TX

#16 Nov 10, 2009
I have only seen them in my basement and they are scary looking. I spray them with whatever is closest bug spray, hair spray anything.
Honey B

Columbia, MO

#17 Nov 10, 2009
Oh Man! I had those jokers in a house i used to live in. Nocturnal is right. I walked thru my house several times at night in the dark and they would jump on my legs, face and in my hair. I am aracnaphobic like crazy and those things look just like pregnant spiders. We call em spickets. I had one "chase" me once. Thru my house from the bathroom to my bedroom where i jumped on the bed and had my husband kill it! Nazi lil creatures. I would sweep up piles of dead ones that i stomped on, sprayed, squashed with a broom, or threw something at. I never did figure out a way to keep them out of my house. We tried mothballs, year round pesticide, bleach down drains and around doorways, caulking around windows and doors, and a few other home remedies that did not work. Good luck! I'm curious to see if you find something that works. Careful cuz some of those things get big enough to use a shotgun on! Just kidding. Keep us posted.

United States

#18 Nov 10, 2009
I don't know how to get rid of them but I have bought those sticky mouse traps, they really help

Syosset, NY

#19 Nov 19, 2009
What do I do? They're taking over my house and they keep getting larger everytime I see one. PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF THEM. Very creepy creatures too.
Long Island

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 25, 2009
We have been invaded by these little creatures. Mostly in my basement, I think I have a nest - they are ugly quick and appear harmless. I have sent up glue traps and catch about 10-20 a week. Next step I am getting an exterminator.

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