Nov 03, 2013 - 07:34 PM
Sorry for the belated response, I thought my answer posted but didn't- here's is a repost of my answer -
Cave Crickets come from outside and are not generally an indoor pest. They can however "hence the name CAVE", live in basements, sub areas etc, where it is dark and moist. If there is enough moisture and they can find a food source, then it is possible they can breed indoors, but this is not usually the case.
To control Cave Crickets, you must seal up any holes outdoors where they can gain entry. Any hole or crack that is a few millimeters or larger needs to be sealed. Use caulk, copper wool such as Stuffit, etc and make sure that they cannot get inside.
Outdoors use Larva Lur. This is a pro quality cricket bait that is sprinkled around the outside of the home or building and provides them a food source. It also kills them.
Indoors the most important thing is to make sure that there is no excessive moisture in the basement or sub area. If there is, then it has to be eliminated either with drains, fans, dehumidifiers, etc.
Larva Lur can also be used in the basement areas. Just sprinkle small amounts around and leave it.
Any spray such as Demon WP can also be used to kill them.
ePest IPM Insect Traps or any glue type trap will capture them. Replace these traps when they get full.
The most important thing to remember is that you have to stop them from getting inside if possible, bait them outdoors first. Then if the problem continues indoors, bait, spray and trap them to control them.
Hope this helps.