Crickets can’t physically harm humans. They don’t bite, sting, or carry diseases. Still, if allowed to get out of control, they can become a nuisance and do damage to a variety of materials.
Most of the crickets found in Arizona aren’t a huge threat to plants; however, they can do some minor damage to vegetables and flowering plants, as well as the roots of grasses. Inside your home, though, they may chomp on your clothes and furniture upholstery, as well as other items made from fabric. And in addition, to making a big racket with that infernal chirping, they might also eat foods in your pantry, while one of their favorite foods is the glue on wallpaper.