what a great resource/website. Mormon crickets earned their common name after waves of the insects plagued Mormon settlers in the 1800s in Utah. will not do your child's homework, Fanmail: WTB? My daughter just found one of these sun spiders….it was very aggressive towards her when she touched it. One can definitely see how this critter could easily be confused for a potato bug! Jessi says: July 1, 2011 at 5:43 am. You can find spider crickets living amongst other household pests in places such as garages, basements, crawl spaces, and under woodpiles. One can definitely see how this critter could easily be confused for a potato bug! No, spider crickets do not bite. 4 Responses to Sun Spider mistaken for Jerusalem Cricket. Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. darcee. My family saw a Potato Bug just last night in our basement. “When dealing with occasional invaders in general, including crickets, is to eliminate as many ‘conducive conditions’ as possible. Though the Sun Spider poses no venomous threat, it has mandibles fully capable of delivering a painful bite if it is carelessly handled. My family saw a Potato Bug just last night in our basement. Cooper Pest Solutions provides targeted treatments on a reactionary basis to eliminate existing spider cricket infestations at your home. Reply. Are you ready to get started with spider cricket control and elimination in your home? What is the difference between camel crickets, cave crickets, and spider crickets. Thanks for this site!!! So glad I could find it quickly and know what to do. Elegant Grasshopper, one of the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers, Aphids, Scale Insects, Leafhoppers, and Tree Hoppers, Fungus Beetles and Pleasing Fungus Beetles, Pantry Beetles, Grain Weevils, Spider Beetles, Meal Worms and Carpet Beetles, Crickets, Camel Crickets and Mole Crickets, Sow Bugs, Pill Bugs, Isopods, Lawn Shrimp and Amphipods, Hummingbird Moths, Sphinx Moths or Hawk Moths, Pantry Moths, Clothes Moths, Case-Bearers and Meal Moths, Neuropterans: Lacewings, Antlions, and Owlflies, What's That Bug? Six legs and only 2 eyes helps eliminate that as a possibility. Camel crickets — also known as "sprickets," spider crickets and cave crickets — have an arched back and long hind legs. 2495 Brunswick Pike #10 Please enter your username or e-mail address. This slow-moving, humpbacked insect is often mistaken for a spider. Service expectations for 100% spider cricket elimination are up to 7 days. I thought it was so scary/dangerous looking. Reply. All of these names are referring to the same insect, called Diestrammena asynamoraI.