Cricket from hell

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    We've been plagued by a rogue cricket that's taken shelter under our refrigerator for several weeks. I have tried sliding a flat stick under the unit to try to scare the thing out -- can't quite move it myself, which would allow my all-too-willing cats to take care of it for me... UGH. They boys' rooms are downstairs and it's kept them up every night -- I tell them to turn on their fans hoping the white noise will drown out the incessant chirping. It's one thing to enjoy that sound outdoors, and quite another when it's an unending grate on one's nerves each and every blessed night. :grrr:
  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Why not just spray some RAID under there?
  3. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I use the organic spray that is even at hurting pets or is some kind of oil that affects their exoskeleton it works great!
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh, that would be just too obvious, wouldn't it? For some reason I'm one of these people who very RARELY resorts to chemical sprays to control bugs. I just may have to break down and get something for this. I've been able to tune it out (haha) for a while despite difficult child 1's complaints, but now it's even starting to annoy me. I was really just hoping it would keel over on its own! No such luck...
  5. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Hope it doesn't lay eggs.
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    SHHHHHHH!!!! If it does, I'm LEAVING!!!
  7. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    It won't lay eggs. Only MAIL crickets "chirp"
  8. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Oops! I meant "male" not "MAIL
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry.
  10. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I've found Windex and Lysol to be decent stand-ins for bug spray a lot of the time. FYI.
  11. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    This is why I stopped going camping. :rofl:

    Ok, so it's not funny about it being in your kitchen. omg I'd resort to something to get it dead or out or whatever.
  12. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I wonder if playing opera would scare it off?
  13. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Not likely.
    Better idea is to get a recording of cricket chirps... and see if he's territorial...
  14. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Hmmmmm... shall I record IT and play back the chirps? Gonna go get my phone and try...
  15. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Didn't phase the cricket. Just added to the cacophony.
  16. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Crickets and frogs are why I will never live outside.

    Doesnt someone have a lizard or something that needs feeding? Oh...I know...bring a chicken in! Then move the fridge and that cricket will be history.
  17. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    That reminds me, I need to let the cats loose in the garage again...
  18. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Do you have one of those attachments for your vacuum cleaner that has the skinny end on it to go behind sofa cushions, etc.? Is it long enough to reach underneath or behind your refrigerator? Of course, the cricket may not survive this procedure ...