5 things you didn't know about spider crickets (and how to get rid of them) This long-legged insect resembles a cricket with a little spider, because they are obviously not our favorite insects. These are our best tips for obtaining them, as well as information on why they might be around. 1. They are strong bridges, thanks to those long legs, but they have no wings. 2. They are also called cave crickets, since they are living in dark and humid places. 3. They cannot tweet, which, depending on their point of view, could be good or bad. 4. Your mouthparts are made to chew and gnaw almost anything, including fabrics, wood, cardboard and plants. 5. Certainly you can still find spider crickets in the states west of the Mississippi, but you are more likely to find them in the east. To get rid of spider crickets, try glue or water traps, or just vacuum them.