The Cave Cricket, also known as the Camel Cricket or Spider Cricket, is named thus for its humpbacked body, like a camel, and propensity for living in dark, damp areas, such as a cave. Unlike other species of crickets, these insects do not produce a chirping sound or have wings. Their most identifying features are their humpbacks and very, very long legs.
While the Cave Cricket does not bite or cause any other threat to safety, they are a nuisance in the home and sometimes damage clothing and other household fabrics. To prevent a Cave Cricket problem, it is best to keep a home dry, seal possible points of entry, keep storage spaces well-ventilated, and store firewood and garbage cans several feet away from one’s home. Should an infestation develop, the best course of action is to contact professional pest control to inspect and treat your home.