How—and why—do crickets make their notoriously annoying chirp? We thought you were wondering, so we’d like to share the science behind it. (Before we get into it, some people actually enjoy the cricket chirping sound. In China, for example, it’s considered good luck!) First, not all crickets chirp—only certain species do. And in the ones that do, it’s only the males that chirp. They do it to attract females (can’t really fault them for that, can you?) and to establish the boundaries of their … [Read more...] about The Science Behind Cricket Chirping
How Can Crickets Harm You? It's impossible to discuss the subject of household bugs without mentioning our noisy friend, the cricket. Since these insects don't carry diseases that are harmful to humans (at least none that have been proven), many homeowners and apartment dwellers don't give them a second thought. But, depending on your situation, crickets harm you. Today, we're going to explore exactly why. Crickets will eat almost anything When it comes to food, crickets are not picky eaters … [Read more...] about How Can Crickets Harm You?