7 Super Natural Home Remedies For Crickets

We have often seen that people dislike the Crickets. In the middle of the night by the irritating chirping sound of the crickets, everyone gets disturbed.  So this time to get rid of the crickets. Moreover, this article helps to provide some natural remedies for the crickets. Before knowing remedies, you have to know what crickets are and why these crickets are present in the home.

What are crickets?

Some people call them insects, you can find inside the houses, basements, and barns. There are tiny small and less than an inch.

There are two colors of crickets such as brown and black. Their leathery wings and long antennae make them look very horrible.

Today, the crickets fighting have become one of the favorite pastimes in China.

Eggs of the crickets take almost 45 days to become an adult. During the sexual reproduction, male attracts to female and do this across the whole summer.

Moreover, their eggs live in the soil during the winter until hatch in the next spring.

What is caused & types of the Crickets?

There are lots of types of crickets like house, camel, ground, and field. The broadly divided into the two broad categories like indoor and outdoor.

In addition, filed crickets remain indoors and have not infested indoors. They are often found in the water, food, and shelter.

Houses crickets are the ones that produce indoor and create serious disease. They don’t feed on clothes but can damage.

Causes of the crickets infestation

The major cause of infestation is the outdoor bright lighting.  The bright light attracts crickets in the peak season. The more important cause is of cricket which leads inside the house as well as building such as door thresholds, soffits with the leaves like arches.

Best home remedies to get rid of crickets

1- Molasses as bait

A cricket love molasses and you can use it. They will smell molasses, go inside the trap and will down to never come back out of it.

Get this

Molasses- 3-4 teaspoon

Water- half bowl

Do this

Place the molasses in the bowl

Fill the bowl with the water

Keep this bowl in your room


The sticky trap & glue is commonly used for rats and other rodents are quite helpful.

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Sticky traps


Do this

Place some cornmeal at the center of each trap. This provides supports the crickets

You can also trap the walls of your home whenever you have larger problem

The cricketers get trapped in the glue traps

3- DIY Pepper spray for cricketers

People love to eat the hot spicy dishes but the crickets are dislike to this hotness of chilies. There are too sensitive for the compounds called capsaicin present in peppers and the compound acts as irritants for them. When you use the chill spray, this is act like a repellant for the crickets.  So, why not make a one at home yourself.

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Dry pepper


Spray bottle



Eye protection

Do this

  • Cover your mouth so that you remain safe during handling peppers
  • Put the water in the pan
  • Let the cool down to the room temperature
  • Fill this in the spray water
  • No one accidentally uses so that label the bottle appropriate
  • Always try to use spray outdoors, if you use indoor it may cause of irritating for you and your family.
  • If there are lots of winds, do not use this spray
  • Try to avoid to use the spray near the waterways, ponds, and lake

4- Use diatomaceous 

DE is the powder that is obtained from the fossilized shells. This dehydrates crickets when it comes to contact with the DE. The sharp edges of the shells cut through the bodies. This may cause them to dry as well as die due to the dehydrations.

This is not harmful to the human health, the fine powder can highly effect on the respiratory tracts.

5- Home remedies pesticide to avoid the crickets

There are certain pesticides that are used at home to get rid of the cricketers. These pesticides use eugenol as it is the main ingredients. In addition; this affects the neurotransmitters and causes the confusion. The dish soap also helps in eliminating the crickets.

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firstly,Eugenol 10-12 drops

Dish soap

Water 2liters

Lastly, spray bottle

Do this

Cover it and gently shake bottle to mix them all properly

Pour the eugenol, dish, and water into the spray bottle

Spray on those areas where the crickets are places from where they enter into the house.

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Thyme oil


Clove oil

Water I liters

Dish soap

Spray bottle

Do this

Firstly ,pour all the necessary oils inside the spray bottle

Cover and shake the bottle gently to mix them all.

Spray your whole house along the necessary oils pesticide

lastly, repeat after every 2-3 days.

6-Grow plants to repel crickets

There are various plants that the crickets are disliked. They have to go towards these plants. On the plants is nitrogen fixing plant. In addition, these plants draw nitrogen gas from the air and store it in their roots.  Moreover, if you have a little garden you need bow these nitrogen plants which help to make the soil richer. Here are the broad list that you can grow to avoid of the


  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Cloves
  • Sweet peas

Use the vacuum cleaner to get rid eggs of crickets to lay eggs, so you need to act promptly contain the cricket population while they are in the egg form

Firstly, you need to high powered machine to pull the crickets eggs whenever they have been laid

Secondly, discard the vacuumed contents using a sealed plastic egg

Thirdly, some other tips to avoid from the crickets

Fourthly, here are some other tips to get rid of crickets. In addition, they are home remedies but certain practices

Fifthly, which will make the house not so attractive for unwanted guests

sixth,  avoided using the bright light that attracts crickets

seventh,  the outside bright is the major cause for the attractions of the crickets. You must use the less bright lights.

eighty, don’t need to install the drizzling lights in your garden areas door and windows. Moreover, you have to replace the bright light with sodium vapor lamps; yellow bug lights are the perfect for those houses which attract crickets in their vicinity.

10-lastly, let your pets work on crickets. This is true that you love your pets when they act like humans.

7- Keep moisture away from your home

Crickets flourish in damp and moisture area. Moreover, if there are very serve infestation in your house. You need to install a vapor barrier.

In addition, if you take this preventive measure, your house will get clean from the crickets. Hope so these home remedies will save from the cricketers.

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