Cave Crickets

Cave crickets have very large hind legs with "drumstick-shaped" femora and long, slender antennae. They are brownish in color and rather humpbacked in appearance, always wingless, and up to two inches long in body and 4 inches for the legs. As the name implies, cave crickets are commonly found in caves. However, most species live in other cool, damp situations such as in wells, rotten logs, stumps and hollow trees, and under damp leaves, stones, boards, and logs. Cave Crickets can prove to be a nuisance in buildings and homes, especially basements.

Prevention and Control 

Reduce or eliminate areas of moisture near your home by mowing lawns, weeding plant beds and removing woodpiles. Properly screen windows and doors. Seal points of entry outside the home such as around doors and windows, near utility pipes and holes in masonry.