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    Default Insect noises at night

    I was walking home from Wal-Mart around 11pm tonight and I heard the sound that insects make at night from one of the bushes there. Thing is I don't think there are crickets on Oahu. Any guesses as to which insects like to make those noises at night?

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    micronesians spitting out their bittle nuts! nah joke. it's crikets or lizards. hell, i don't know. good night helen. talk story tomarrows.

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    I was told it's the geckos.
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    There are crickets on O'ahu. A bunch of them live in my garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailina
    I was told it's the geckos.


    It's da geckos eating da insects dat make da noise. nature's way of saying; shaddup deah!

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    Yes they were probably crickets. One recently found haven in my house behind a baseboard. It's front door was a little valley between one of the tile grout joints and the bottom of the baseboard. At first I thought it was outside but then I noticed that it would stop chirping if I walked past this certain area in the house.

    I saw it one day, it was just a little guy not even a half inch. It's like you see it then you don't. Anyway, I thought it was kinda cool to have that chirping but my wife was like "KILL IT ALREADY!". I'm, NO IT'S BAD LUCK! (emergency comeback line).

    After about a week, the chirping noise was gone. To think of it, I believe the cane spider that invaded my house a couple of weeks ago (and I mistakenly killed later) ago had some cricket for pupu. The end.

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    Of course there are lots of crickets in Hawai'i-I miss hearing their chirping here in Da Big Rotten Apple. But here we get fireflies in some places(Queens)-don't recall ever seeing them back home. Geckos make that clicking sound-when I was in Nepal I heard it, looked up and there was a gecko on the wall. Ho, I was plenny homesick!

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    If it sounded like this link http://frogcalls.home.mindspring.com...house.Frog.mp3
    then the sound is from greenhouse frogs a species related to the coquis frogs.
    I started hearing them around my house on the big island about two years ago. They aren't as loud as the coquis and they don't really bother me.

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    Probably was frogs. Kauai is much worse.

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    In fact, there are hundreds of native Hawaiian cricket species. Wow, I hadn't known that before.

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