The common house cricket is a small insect that measures under one inch. They’re brown and have larg back legs, long antennas and wings. Male crickets often sing at night when they’re trying to find a mate.
Crickets live under rocks, logs and along a home’s foundation. They’re nocturnal insects and break down plant material for food that also helps renew the soil. Additionally, rodents, birds, lizards and turtles eat crickets as part of their diet.
They are more of a nuisance with their loud chirping, but pose no real danger to humans.