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Deb Rebel
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Where's the knobs, switches, or code to transmit to get a black cricket hiding in somewhere to SHUT up so you can sleep? In the house they are an annoying 110 decibels or so. I am almost tempted to keep a tarantula again to go hunt them for me. (I had one in college-cheaper than a Doberman for safety)

If I get a jar, catch about 30,  put fine steel mesh over the lid so they can't get out, and give them an apple slice to keep them alive for a bit... and stick them under the bed, maybe they would give my spouse a clue about closing things to keep them out of the house? Tempted.

Sigh.
 
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Deb, be glad you don't have tinnitus...I've had ringing in my ears since the eighties that sounds just like crickets sometimes...other times spring peepers.  I only notice when it is really quiet and try to think of it as 'white noise'.
 
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they work like an alarm clock.  They don't stop making that noise til you hit them pretty hard.  I had one in under my couch last week.  Thankfully I hadn't cleaned the dust bunnies out of there in quite some time, so it was trapped and pretty easy to catch an release back into the wild.  I mean, my porch... where my dog attacked and ate it.  That dog loves eating bugs. Though I like the idea of a tarantula or maybe a small lizard of some sort.  Anoles, geckos, komodo dragon.  Something like that. 
 
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Judith, I have tintinnitus and the noise has been there since I was really small. I hear 60 cycle hum. The noise of a turned on CRT or tube tv set. Old computer monitor noise. It can turn into a sort of roar if for example my fever goes to 104. Then about all I could hear is if you filled a metal garbage can half full of rocks and glass bottles, put the lid on and kicked it down a flight of metal emergency stairs in a cinderblock stairwell. I would hear the impacts maybe as it bounced down. I feel for you. My spouse hears something different. I've tried everything including much ginko biloba leaf tea. No help.

The cricket is just massively ANNOYING at that volume. Dale, Komodo Dragon sounds good. Sign me up for your rentadragon. Otherwise I want to rent Wexler the T-rex from Axe Cop.
 
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I've tried everything including much ginko biloba leaf tea. No help.


I have tried ginko also (and large amounts of B vits) ....it helps for other things so I keep taking it.  The one thing that works is a hearing aide.  I had one for ten years (and still really need them in both ears) until we dumped our canoe in a flood and drying out the hearing aide was not my priority.  It does somehow mask the 'roar' of tinnitus.  Would probably only increase the sounds of real crickets though.
 
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