Crickets can be a real annoyance to both homes and businesses. While they prefer to be outdoors, they make their way inside to escape changes in the environment. Feeding on mostly plant matter and remains of other pests, once inside they also can damage wool, cotton, and other fibers. Male crickets make a "chirping sound" to attract females for reproduction and to warn others of potential threats. Although small in size, they need to eat their own weight in food everyday to survive!