The house cricket cricket has a pale brown body, long antennae, and short wings. They develop gradually during the summer and the adults are present in fall. They live in houses, but there may only be a few of them.
These crickets can live outdoors around the perimeter of houses and large buildings. The
adults will fly toward lights at night. The immatures can be brought into houses with articles from outdoors or from other infested houses in boxes or household items.
Infestations are usually small, but the nightly chirping of a male in a dark corner can serve as an annoying reminder that crickets are present in your home. They usually remain hidden and are most active at night. Their pale color makes them difficult to see on light color carpets.