Did you know only male crickets chirp? They make a lot of noise at night in the hopes of getting lucky. We had a cricket in our house recently and it drove D nuts while he was trying to get to sleep. He offered a $2 bounty for its capture and release out of doors, and with great teamwork, G and Elf were able to split the reward. D looked all over for the stupid thing, but do you know where the children found it? Hiding in the folds of a curtain. Sneaky.