Crickets can look frightening. Although the size and appearance varies according to species, most have long thin antennae and large jumping hind legs. Most crickets prefer damp moist conditions. They are active at night and some are even attracted to the light. One thing homeowners can do is change their home lighting to yellow “bug light bulbs.” This will greatly reduce the number of crickets attracted to the property. If they become a problem consult your local pest professional.