Black Field-cricket (Teleogryllus commodus)

Order: Orthoptera (or-THOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Gryllidae
Genus: Teleogryllus
Species: commodus

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Decatur, Alabama
San Diego, California
Gainesville, Georgia
Melbourne, Kentucky
Las Vegas, Nevada
Craryville, New York
Weaverville, North Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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On Oct 22, 2007, Turtlegaby from Decatur, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

I just moved to a new place and am getting the yard landscaped. The Black-Field Crickets are in the ground here everywhere. I mean thousands. They jump away when I till the ground and I am absolutely disgusted. Almost afraid to open the front door, I ordered a pest company. Now they get killed, when they come close to the house.

Although I only moved 20 miles from my old place, I've never seen any there and am wondering, what is it, that attracts them here so much?

I would do anything to get rid of these ugly bugs, they don't make my yard work very enjoyable.

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On Aug 14, 2007, Pamela_joy from Virginia Beach, VA wrote:

Oh my goodness, the crickets and what I call "spickets" (they look like a cross between a spider and a cricket..)The raiding has begun.. they are everywhere!!!!!! Little ones,,, Big ones,,,In the garage and comming in the house. Can someone please tell me how to get rid of them without harming our neighbors dogs or the squirrels...What can I do to keep them out of my house.. they get under the funiture and appliances and keep us up at night.....We Rent so I am limited to what I can use and do... Any Info and Input would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Pamela_joy