Camel Cricket

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Ceuthophilus spp.



Color: Light to dark brown

Size: 13-33 mm

Region: Found throughout the world

Lifespan: 2-3 months

Important Considerations:

  • Camel crickets do not chirp, and they also do not have wings like most other cricket species.
  • Humid spaces are the most susceptible to camel cricket infestations. If you live in a humid area, a dehumidifier should be used to decrease the risk of camel crickets choosing your home as their shelter.
  • When outside, camel crickets do not pose a threat beyond being a nuisance. However, inside your home they are known to occasionally damage clothing and fabric.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

First and foremost, camel crickets seek moisture in their living environment. It does not matter to them whether this moisture is found inside or outside, as long a space is cool and damp they will make it their home. Outside they choose areas under rocks, inside wells, in drainage pipes, within wood piles, or under sheds to live. If you see camel crickets in your home, they are likely living basements, utility rooms, attics, or crawl spaces.