I have been tormented since the weekend by an escaped cricket I have named Houdini. I'm so careful with the crickets, I always clean them and prepare them for Hermione's fees outside, so it must have climbed up a plant and squeezed out of the hole where the heat mat wire goes into the back of the viv. :evil: The hole has been taped up now. Anyway, this cricket has been chirping all night every night. It's the loudest cricket I have ever heard. I tore my daughter's bedroom apart on Saturday trying to find it because it was chirping in there. This morning (at 6.15am!!) I had had enough. I found the cricket in the kitchen and beat it to death with a broom, then stamped on it like a crazy woman with bed head. :twisted: :twisted: Now, my kitchen is wrecked, cupboards have been emptied, the fridge has been pulled out into the middle of the room, I'm tired, and the kids will be up to get ready for school soon .... poor me! Any tips on easier ways to catch escaped crix?