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crickets in the garage

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by maverick06, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. maverick06

    maverick06 Minister of Fire

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    Ugh.

    Everytime I open my garage door 2 or 3 camel crickets (cave crickets/spider crickets/satan's minions) rush in. They are under the mower/car/something before you can kill them. They then get through the door into the house.

    I will have to re-do the weatherstripping on the door to the house, however I am wondering if there is a better way to keep them from hiding under the garage door?

    I thought abut replacing the garage door gasket, however, they only seem to run in when I open the door, so I am not convinced that replacing the gasket would solve anything.

    Looking for suggestions...

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  2. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Do your own pest control .com
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  3. ddddddden

    ddddddden Minister of Fire

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    I have 'em in my crawlspace.

    Cats love crickets. Yum!==c
  4. Sons924

    Sons924 Member

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    my cat kills anything that moves in the house. cheapest exterminator!
  5. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Lizards and snakes eat crickets. The more lizards and snakes that you put in your garage, the faster the problem will go away.

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  6. maverick06

    maverick06 Minister of Fire

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    ha, i have a cat, he doesnt eat the crickets.... for that matter he stopped eating entirely... off to the vet.... but thats a seperate issue.

    Thinking about spraying the edge of the garage door with some poison to help keep them away. Sealing it would be a better option though....
  7. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    I have a cat, like my cat. The cat is not as cheap as buying the appropriate poison. There are some really good ones available on the internet, not at the home depot.

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