Anyone have more than a passing knowledge about them? First a lil background: We have been living for almost two years now in the farmhouse that my SO's family built 40 yrs. ago. Before we moved in the house sat empty for about 2 yrs. and for a few yrs. before that his mama lived here, but she was already sick then and not able to keep the house up. When we first moved in I had to do battle with tons of spiders...what I call granddaddy long legs. I knocked down tons of webs and relocated the spiders to the garden area. I guess they finally got the idea because I rarely find one now. Anyhow, the house is overrun with crickets. I find at least 2 -3 per day. Most of the ones I find appear to be in the process of dying. A few, like the one I just helped outside, are still pretty small and lively. I tell each and every one of them that they get a free ride this time, but once I get my chickens they will be going in a jar for snack time. I've never seen so many crickets in a house before. Why could they possibly be here? Oh! and they don't make alot of noise like you'd expect.