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

Cricket vs. Grasshopper

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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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