Live crickets and other insects
 Winter Shipping Advisory     
The odds of your insects arriving alive drops dramatically when the temperature at the regional shipping FedEx hub in either ( Memphis, TN) or your location, drops to 15 degrees or below. Most suppliers of live insects stop shipping altogether when the temperatures are this cold. We know that you rely on your feeder insects each week so rather than not ship at all when the weather reaches these low extreme temperatures we offer the following options:
April 24, 2017  

During the winter months we encourage our USPS customers to choose Hold-for-pickup or Priority Mail or upgrading to FedEx Overnight.

Live Delivery Guarantee Winter

Default Winter Shipping Policy (HFW-Hold For Weather): If your local night-time temperature is 15 degrees (F) or below according to the forecast, we will hold your order to ship at our discretion for up to seven days until the weather warms to acceptable levels. With this option our standard Live Delivery Guarantee will apply. We will refund the price of the crickets only, shipping charges will not be refunded for orders arriving DOA. If the weather doesn't improve by the end of the seven day period your order will not ship. Your order will be cancelled and your credit card used to purchase your insects will be refunded.
Optional Winter Shipping Policy (SWG-Ship Without Gaurantee): Your order will go out as scheduled if the over night low temperature is between 0 degrees and 15 degrees without any Live Delivery Guarantee. Orders placed for locations with temperatures below zero degrees will not ship. We will hold them for up to seven days for the weather to warm to above zero degrees. If after seven days your order has not shipped it will be canceled and your credit card refunded. We will not refund the price of the crickets or the shipping charges for orders shipped to locations with temperatures between 0 and 15 degrees that arrive DOA. This option must be selected at time of checkout.

Hold your crickets at FedEx:

Requesting a package be held at a local FedEx location for pickup can be a great option. In these cold winter months having a package held could greatly increase the chance of your crickets and other insects arriving alive and healthy. This option is offered at no additional fee and is available at many locations in the lower 48 states. Simply follow the instructions located here at the website to locate the address of the facility where you would like your order to be held. (Not all locations are available for the hold for pickup option.) Then upon checkout enter your name and the FedEx location as the ship to address. Be sure to include a valid phone number for FedEx to notify you when your package is ready to be picked up. Packages will be held for a maximum of 5 days at the FedEx location.

Introducing USPS Hold for Pickup

We are excited to now offer hold for pickup on USPS First Class Mail orders. If you would prefer to pick your package up at your local post office rather than have it delivered to your house. It's easy and is provided at no extra charge to your First Class postage. Simply select USPS First Class Hold for pickup at checkout. This option is ideal for the cold winter and during the heat of summer. Be sure to enter an accurate email address becuase the post office will contact you via email when your package is ready for pickup. Only orders totaling 13 oz or less qualify for USPS First Class shipping.


The following states in red are currently listed at night-time temperatures of 15 degrees (F) or below: If you have any questions or concerns related to your state or our shipping policy please feel free to contact us or call (800) 735-8537. Please check your state for a weather hold and the maps below. If your state us currently being held we suggest you refer to the weather maps below and place your order on the day you would like it to ship on.

ALABAMA MAINE                    OHIO               
DELAWARE MISSOURI      SOUTH DAKOTA                      
GEORGIA       NEBRASKA              TEXAS                           
IDAHO                 NEVADA     UTAH
IOWA  NEW MEXICO WASHINGTON                     

Please click on the links below to go to to view the extended forecast.


When will my order ship?

Standard Shipping Schedule5/25/2015 11:59 PM
 Orders placed before 3 pm CT will be shipped the same day provided the selected Shipping Service Level is available
 that day. If not the order will be shipped on the following Monday. Weeks with holidays may vary. See chart below:
 Shipping Service Level  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
 FedEx Overnight
 Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Monday 
 FedEx 2nd Day Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Monday
 FedEx Ground Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Monday
 FedEx Home-DeilveryShips Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
 FedEx Express Saver
 3 Day
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
 USPS First Class
 Est. Delivery: 2-7 days
 Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Monday 
 USPS Priority Mail
 Est. Delivery: 2-3 days
 Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Same Day   Ships Monday 

NOTICE WHEN SELECTING USPS: In most cases, the expected delivery date printed on your label will reflect a delivery time of 1, 2, or 3 business days and is based on origin of 70767 zipcode and destination. The expected delivery date does not come with a money-back guarantee from USPS. For more information on USPS mail services please click here