How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Jerusalem cricket—Stenopelmatus fuscus
Jerusalem crickets have long brown antennae and a large brown head. Their abdomen is black with brown
stripes. They are large insects and may be up to 2 inches long.
Jerusalem crickets primarily feed on other insects, but they may occasionally feed on roots of potatoes.
No control is necessary for Jerusalem crickets. If detected, they can be scooped into a box and thrown