Scientific name: Gryllidae
Common species: House Cricket, Field Cricket
Average size: 0.6-1.0 inches
Commonly found: Near light and warm places
Diet: Dead or decaying insects, smaller insects, will eat almost anything
General characteristics and facts:
- Male crickets will chirp to attract females in the summer and fall.
- Field crickets tend to be dark brown or black in color while house crickets are light to medium brown.
- Adult field crickets die during the winter, but eggs will withstand the cold weather and hatch in the spring.
- They are most active at night.