|Geographical Range||Tropical and temperate regions worldwide|
|Habitat||Various habitats; found in and around houses and other buildings|
|Scientific Name||Acheta domestica|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
The house cricket is a common resident of many homes around the world. It feeds on crumbs and vegetable scraps. Though its shy nature makes this insect hard to see, it’s often not hard to hear, thanks to the monotonous chirp it makes -- sometimes for hours on end! A cricket makes its distinctive call by rubbing the file on one wing against the scraper on the other.