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Beginner Gardening: Are crickets good or bad for your garden?

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Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6543982

Are crickets good or bad for a vegetable garden?

I know they are a pain indoors and love to eat cardboard.
Maspeth, NY

May 13, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #6544084

I never saw crickets hurt flowers or vegetables. They are just annoying inside!
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6552035

I second and third the annoying inside comment. I just had one manage to get into my bedroom wall and naturally not make a peep until I was trying to go to sleep. I knocked on the wall trying to shut it up and it migrated overhead into a light fixture. After trying to get to sleep for over an hour I finally wound up disassembling the light fixture in the middle of the night.

I've never seen them in the garden.
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #6552059

I have crickets in my mulch and in my compost pile. I read that they can eat roots as adults. Maybe I should catch them and sell them as pet food!

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