10 Cool Chirpy Cricket Facts
Crickets can often be heard in the garden at this time of year
At this time of year on a warm evening it’s not unusual to hear the loud chirping of crickets in the garden. Children are often fascinated by the loud sound that they make so here are 10 interesting facts about these noisy little bugs you can share with them:
- Only male crickets chirp and do so to attract a female mate.
- Male crickets make their chirping noise by rubbing their wings together.
- Crickets are usually nocturnal which explains why we hear them at dusk and at night.
- Crickets chirp at a different rate depending on the temperature – the higher the temperature the higher the rate.
- Crickets are insects and therefore cold blooded. This means they need warm weather to have the energy to chirp. If the weather is too cool their chirping will slow down.
- Lizards, frogs, and tortoises enjoy eating crickets.
Crickets are eaten as a snack food in Cambodia and Vietnam
Do you have crickets chirping in your garden?
I had close encounters with crickets myself but they don t only show up at nights but daytime too like in the morning. I find them anywhere in the house- the garage, window sills or ceilings. Although the sounds are annoying, it goes away and like the Chinese, I believe they bring good luck too so each time you see a cricket in your house or anywhere, just let them stay. You never know, something good or luck is coming your way. It doesn t hurt to believe.
I have like 200 crickets from outside inside my bedroom they are good luck cause i found a 100 dollar bill in my yard.
You might want to check for holes in your house. If crickets are getting in, then so are other creatures. Unless you are bringing them in yourself, that is. 200 is a bit excessive.