I was working in the garden today and started seeing crickets jumping around. A lot of them. Then I started seeing frogs, not toads.
Not sure if I have a problem or not, but never saw them before. These crickets are black. I do have a lot mulch down and it's pretty damp under there. I don't think crickets eat veggies. I'm pretty sure they are predators.
Anybody else ever run into this? Are crickets good for the garden? Should I make a tiny bow and arrow to go saber toothed cricket hunting?
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Crickets aren't known to be harmful or dangerous. These vocal insects are essentially just a nuisance pest,
particularly if their concerts keep you awake at night.
However, once inside your house, field and house crickets may feed on fabric (cotton, silk, wool, fur and linen).
Try this for a start
John Daley Bendigo, Australia
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I get a lot of crickets too. They don't tend to hurt many things but will sometimes eat a seedling or three.. they eat a lot of decaying plant matter but also eat aphids and scale as well as other small insects and larvae.
A very large infestation could be a problem but they have never caused a problem in my gardens.
Great bait for freshwater fish too.
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