|Crickets are insects closely related to grasshoppers. They primarily hide in cracks and crevices outside, in between rail road ties, and under potted plants during the day, and in the evening come out from their hiding places. In the evening hours when they are active, they are likely to enter your home and that is when you will hear crickets chirping. Only the male crickets chirp. Male crickets create their chirps by rubbing their forewings together as a mating call to female crickets.
Crickets can be important pests in certain crops and turf grass such as golf courses, sod farms, and so forth. Damage is caused by them destroying roots. Crickets also feed on small soil insects as well as plants.