He set off for the North that very night. There was snow on the trees. Why do crickets chirp? Only male crickets can "chirp". The loud, sleep-shattering calls he makes in the night are his way of wooing any female of his species within earshot. They attract, court, and woo female crickets and warn or threaten male crickets. Males chirp by rubbing a “file” on one wing against a “scraper” on the other. Male crickets "chirp" by rubbing special file like organs on their wings together rapidly. When rubbed together with the other wing, this is the distinctive chirp you hear at night. The cricket landed next to a pine tree as the sun began setting. The cricket, however, did not listen, because crickets do whatever they want. Many of the chirps from katydids are a deeper tone than crickets. Male crickets chirp to communicate. In fact, crickets use a sort of makeshift technology to amplify their chirp even more. There are different chirps for each event. Sure, the sound of crickets chirping is synonymous with an awkward or eerie quiet, but the sound itself is actually pretty loud! But those countries have a nasty cricket game involving big bug squashing bats which those countries play during the day time. So the crickets only come here during our night time for safety. Another sign of a cricket infestation is the chirping noise the male house crickets often make, which is done when they rub their front wings together. A cricket's chirping isn't just a way to pass the time. There was snow everywhere he looked. Male crickets "chirp" for multiple reasons including warning off predators and attracting female mates. Field Crickets. But the sound of the actual chirp is due to a hard rigid structure on one of the wings. We all know the relaxing sounds of crickets chirping on a nice summer night. This “calling song” serves to attract females and, since they’re nocturnal, often occurs at night. What most of us don’t know, though, is why they are singing these songs of summer. The male cricket’s chirp can be heard from up to a mile away. The Relaxing Chirp of the Katydid. While crickets seem only to have around three distinctive sounds they make, katydids have quite a few, and they are relatively easy to pick out from the sounds of crickets chirping at night. If homeowners hear this chirping, it could be a sign of a house cricket infestation. But, it’s the crickets that start sounding off in late afternoon. How do crickets chirp or make sound? Actually Calvin, they chirp all the time. Keeping male and female crickets together can eliminate much of the calling in the wee hours. You see when it's day time here, it's night time in Australia and England. It did not take him long to get there because he was such a fantastically fast and fancy flier. The cicadas offer their buzz during the day and the katydids chirp late at night. It just so happens that there is more than one reason behind the sounds that these insects create. Members of the genus Gryllus are the black, beefy, “field crickets,” found nearly everywhere, singing from ground level, often hidden in a burrow, beneath a stone, or other cover. Here are some examples: The cricket chirping is produced by the cricket rubbing the teeth on the bottom of one wing across the top of the other wing.