Types of crickets

  • Camel cricket
  • House cricket
  • Field cricket
  • Cave cricket
  • Jerusalem cricket

Diseases carried

Although crickets can bite, they do not always puncture the skin. Diseases can be spread through their bite. Crickets carry a large number of diseases and have the ability to cause painful sores, that aren’t fatal to humans.

Did you know?

  • There are over 900 species of crickets.
  • Crickets can survive in several habitats.
  • Crickets are usually 1 to 2 inches (5 cm) long.
  • Their antennas can detect movement of the prey and facilitate finding of food.
  • Their eyes consist of large number of lenses which ensure visualization of different pictures at the same time.
  • Only male crickets can produce sounds (songs).
  • Some species can live under ground and under trees.
  • Crickets do not have long lifespan, but they can survive up to one year in the wild.
  • A female cricket lies about 5-10 eggs a day, but can only produce about 100 in their lifetime.