Camel Cricket

What Kind of Bug is This???
And, more importantly, how do I get rid of them? They are coming in our basement and garage and invading our home. Our basement is finished (my bedroom is down there) and I’m so creeped out by these FAST hopping creatures that I won’t even get up to use the bathroom without turning on the whole room list and looking around before getting out of bed. The bug body is an inch or less but the antennae or feelers or whatever they are can be 2 inches or more on the bigger ones.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.
Beth Clark

Hi Beth,
They are Camel Crickets and they like damp dark places so a basement is an ideal habitat. You might want to buy a small pet lizard and then you won’t have to go to the pet store for food.

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