Why is it that we have crickets everywhere this time of year? I don't know how they get in, but every October, we end up with them in the house. Any time you go into a room, the odds are good that there will be a cricket crawling around the floor. At least they don't sting, or buzz in your ear like a mosquito. The dogs like to chase them, so pointing them out is our pest-control program; and in a couple weeks, they will be gone until next fall.