I have an unwated/uninvited guest and i need to get rid of him before i go crazy

@Sissygrl (10915)
Canada
August 19, 2008 3:51pm CST
He makes noise all day snd night. He plays his music loud enough i can hear it in every room in the house. . i did not invite him, and i don't know how he got in. all i know is he won't leave. He is hidding under the frige right now. He is a cricket if you hadn't guessed by now. Any ideas on how to get rid of him ?
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@mummymo (23709)
20 Aug 08
Oh My sissy I can see how irritating that must be! I have never had a cricket but we get lots of spiders, moths and daddy long legs - we usually trap them against a wall or floor with a glass jar and slip a piece of paper under so that when we turn the jar over the paper acts as a lid , then we take whatever is in the jar outside and release it. I have no idea if it would work with a cricket but I wish you luck in evicting your uninvited house guest!xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
20 Aug 08
Just another though on getting him out from under the fridge - if your vacuum cleaner has a nozzle attatchment just pop a pair of tights or a stocking over the end and put the nozzle under the fridge. The tights will stop the cricket being sucked into the machine but should help draw him out! xxx
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• Canada
20 Aug 08
Good idea Mo I never would have thought of that!! ~Heavens~
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
20 Aug 08
that vaccume idea is an excellent one, but alas, the dust bunnies would probably clogg up the vaccume LOL. I dont think the nozzle would fit under there either.
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@patms1 (522)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Have you tried vinegar? I find it keeps most bug out of the house. Take a paper towel and put plenty of vinegar on it and let it stay for a while. I hope this works. I never had crickets but I find it works on ants.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
21 Aug 08
pat, comparing the two i think i would rather have the riket then the ants!! we have had them in here too as we are in a baasement apartment and i hate them, they are quite bbut they sure dont stay out of sight like the cricket does!
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Get yourself a frog! That is their favorite side dish! Crickets can be very irritating! But if you get a frog.....he will be no more!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
20 Aug 08
But then what will eat the frog ?
• United States
19 Aug 08
I hope you don't mind if I keep an eye on this discussion. I, too, have crickets under the fridge, and they're much more cheerful than I can cope with at 4:00 AM when I'm eating breakfast!
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@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I would suggest the sticky traps that you can get. Slide it under or behind your refrigerator and you will get him! Good luck!
• United States
20 Aug 08
I will send my dog to you he always chasing flies and other things lol,try using hedge apples cut in half
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• China
20 Aug 08
why not enjoy it? concentrating on what you are doing to avoid being disturbed.
@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
20 Aug 08
use a vaccum cleaner in the opposite position(blow air)....well you know haw to work with it!!LOL!
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@rocker21 (2717)
• India
20 Aug 08
oh untimely uninvited Insect GUest!
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Snowy Tree Cricket  - Snowy Tree Cricket singing
I love Snowy Tree Crickets(green). I don't like Mole Crickets (heavy and brown) Per my knowledge, only Tree crickets can play. My best suggestion is to catch it in ventilated jar, pack in nice space box and mail it overnight to my house. I will stop my night music player and have nature music by cricket. HUGS
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Aug 08
Put a small rug infront of the fireplace. Let him investigate and there ya have it. Kidding! That is from what Jiminey Cricket. I really don't know. Call afew pest places. Atleast one will be nice enough to give you some options. Good Luck!
• Canada
20 Aug 08
Hi Sissygrl! I apologize but it seems this did not make it into my inbox So, I found it here on the site and I see you have gotten some good suggestions of how to get him out from under the fridge and have the possibility of releasing him humanely but if all else fails and you are unable to do this I would just spray under the fridge and then get help and move the fridge out...A good excuse for cleaning under there as well! (Hope it's not as dirty as mine!) Best of luck! ~Heavens~
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
20 Aug 08
hi heavens :) I bet mine is much dirtier.. its sort of IN the wall.. so not easily movable.. and thre is a closet behind it.. wow. i haven't even looked UNDER teh fridge the whole four years i lived here. OOPS. i'm moving soon, i think i will have to clean up under there or let the next person deal with it :)
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• Canada
20 Aug 08
So sorry I reminded you of your "Dirty Deeds"! I say let them deal with it but it may put a "stain" on your good name! So, perhaps you should just clean it when the bug is dealt with! :) I'm not saying I'm going to clean mine anytime soon though! ~Heavens~ P.S I hope that the bug is toast soon! :)
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• Canada
21 Aug 08
Thanks for BR.. Is he toast yet!? ~Heavens~
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@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
23 Aug 08
spray stuff under ur frig or use a broom to get him out. or fog the house and leave for 2 or 3 hours...
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
23 Aug 08
I have small children and my apartment isn't well ventalated, i can't use the spray.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
23 Aug 08
u r not supposed to stay in the house when u use a fogger. put ur kids and pets in a car, place a fogger on the floor of the center of ur apartment, make sure all windows are closed, turn it on, and leave the apartment..take the kids and pets, and drive somewhere for a couple hours, around 3 or 4, or whatever it says on the box. when u return, go in the apartment first, by ur self, open all windows to ventilate the apartment from the fogger smell to air it out for 30 minutes, then let everyone return inside. it kills the bugs. or just spray Raid under the frig.