2 Types of Cricket Traps Explained

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A cricket trap is the best way to control an invasion from these loud, chirping pests. Crickets are notoriously difficult to control once they have invaded a garden or home, because the female cricket is able to lay hundreds of eggs. There are two main types of cricket traps which can be purchased or homemade.

1. Sticky Tube

This is a plastic or glass tube with an adhesive strip at its entrance. Use a small piece of bread to act as bait. As the crickets enter the trap and head for the bait, they become stuck to the adhesive strip and unable to escape. The slight disadvantage to this type of trap is that over time the adhesive strip will become less sticky and therefore less effective.

2. Water Trap

This is a simple homemade trap using a small dish with low walls that is not too shallow. Mix some water with vanilla extract and lemon juice, and then pour the solution into the dish. The crickets will be attracted to the sweet scent and will then fall into the trap. The only main disadvantage to this trap is if the dish is too shallow they can escape.