I suppose they're looking for a warm place to spend the winter. I'm pretty sure they have no evil intentions toward me personally, but they're totally bugging me out. It seems like no matter where in the house I go, I trip over one hopping around. Naturally, the dog thinks this is great fun. She stalks them, makes a game out of out-maneuvering them, plays "cricket" with them. I'm constantly having to rescue the little varmints from her jaws of death. When I'm too late, I have to toss the mangled little corpses in the trash. I hate that.
I like crickets. I won't kill them. The bigger they are, the higher they hop, but I still manage to scoop up a few each day and put them outside -- where they belong. I can't get them all. And I'm really tired of going to draw a bath and finding a cricket in the tub staring up at me. So ... does anyone have any suggestions about how to get them out of here without harming them? Any and all spells, incantations, recipes, old wives tales, and helpful household tips will be gratefully entertained. If worse comes to worst, send guns, I guess.