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Cricket vs. Grasshopper: Which Noisy Pest Is in Your Home or Garden?

Cricket vs. Grasshopper


Crickets and grasshoppers are commonly confused with one another. While the two insects are both members of the Orthoptera order and share some similarities, there are actually a number of differences between crickets and grasshoppers that make it relatively easy to tell them apart.

If you have a pest living in your garage, basement, or garden and can’t tell if it’s a brown cricket or a brown grasshopper, continue reading. The sections below will delve into the key cricket vs. grasshopper differences to help you distinguish between these insects.

For the most part, grasshoppers have a larger body

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