Headlines Highlight Cricket 'Invasion' Of U.S. Basements
Results from a citizen study shows camel crickets native to Asia are now more prevalent in U.S. homes than domestic varieties.By Evan Thomas | September 3, 2014
There's a decent chance there's a cricket in your basement, according to a new study.
The greenhouse camel cricket is an invasive species native to Asia, but findings in a study from North Carolina State University suggest they are now more common in U.S. basements than domestic crickets.
The study requested photo and physical evidence from witnesses. Citizen reporting from 549 homes on Your Wild Life showed the greenhouse camel cricket was the most commonly spotted species.