Jiminy Cricket was a pretty cool old cartoon character, and the sounds of crickets chirping are old theater shorthand to indicate boredom. But crickets can be pests, and if one is inside your house chirping in the middle of the night, you’ll most likely be annoyed rather than bored.

[Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Orthoptera > Gryllidae]

Please click on one of the following types of crickets for more information.


Camel Cricket

Ceuthophilus maculatus

Field cricket

Field Cricket

Gryllus assimilis, et al.

House Cricket

House Cricket

Acheta domesticus