loud cricket

Asked December 18, 2013, 10:16 AM EST

What kind of bird or reptile or bug is this? I live in St. Maarten, Caribbean, and it's making so much noise outside my window I can't sleep. It listens to me, and when I turn on the bathroom light and start the Sonic Care Air Floss dental device, which makes a similar noise, it gets excited and answers me. I think this noise started when I installed some bird feeders, is this possible? I tried applying diatomaceous earth and it worked for one night, but they came back the next night. I need an organic spray which I can apply easily to the bushes outside my window.

I have a sound file I recorded of the sound it makes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB6mQk7qt_Y&feature=youtu.be

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1 Response

Thank you for sending a sound byte of the unidentified noise that is keeping you awake. Unfortunately, there are few of my colleagues here in the US that may be able to help you.Fear not though, I did come across some experts in St. Maarten that should be able to help you identify the source of your night noise. I believe that if you submit your same question and youtube link to the following website, they will be able to identify it for you much quicker than any of us can.http://www.sxmwildlife.com/contact/Mark Yokoyama at Wildlife of Saint Martin is an avid naturalist who published The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin and gives presentations on wildlife at local schools and events. I am sure he or his staff will be able to assist you with identifying the source of the noise and how you may be able to dissuade or eliminate it.Good luck and I hope this information is helpful.