Mole Cricket Squashed in Australia

Subject:  Large crawling bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Perth, Western Australia
Date: 11/09/2019
Time: 07:37 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I squashed this bug in a panic, but have never seen one like it. It was about 6cm in length and crawled. Found in the house on a very warm day. Is it a type of cockroach? Didn’t appear to have wings.
How you want your letter signed:  Angela

Mole Cricket Carnage

Dear Angela,
This was a Mole Cricket, a common subterranean dweller in many parts of the world.  Mole Crickets are considered harmless to people and it will not infest your home.  It accidentally wandered in or was brought in by a pet perhaps.  We are tagging this as Unnecessary Carnage and we hope in the future you will attempt to relocate future intruders.

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