Cricket and Worm Shipping Schedule

Online Cricket and Worm Order Shipping Schedule

This schedule allows us to keep our live delivery guarantee! If we boxed  up your insects and shipped them out on Friday, the poor things would sit in a warehouse all weekend and may not arrive live. This is why we primarily ship crickets Monday -Wednesday. Please make sure someone signs for delivery. If no one is present to sign for the insects, we cannot honor our live delivery guarantee.

Shipping Methods

Armstrong's ships crickets with calculated rates to your location via UPS, FedEx, and USPS. Some methods may not be available at checkout due to the shipping location. Free shipping offers are for USPS shipping only.

If no shipping options are available at checkout, your area is in a do not ship zone due to extreme heat or cold. Remove live insects from your cart for shipping options of hard goods to appear.

Read here for information on shipping crickets outside the USA.

Special Weather Packaging

In cold weather we double box crickets and include a heat pack. In warm weather, we add cool packs for worms. Both require overnight shipping. Our website determines your location and assigns shipping options based on your location. This is why you may not have certain shipping options available to you during extreme cold or hot months.

Live Delivery Guarantee

Read more here about cricket and worm Live Delivery Guarantee

Order cutoff time is 2:30 PM CST.

Second day orders placed by 2:30 PM CST ships Monday - Wednesday. Overnight orders placed by 2:30 PM CST ships Monday - Thursday

Orders placed after the cutoff time are held and shipped on Mondays.

Saturday delivery fee is $30 and must be arranged with the farm. Please call our office to request this service.


Crickets: Crickets can endure heat but are sensitive to colder temperatures and must be shipped with heat packs during winter months.  Crickets are hearty creatures; however, when left in excessively hot temperatures for a length time, it increases the possibility of death during shipment.

Worms: Most worms can endure the cold but are sensitive to warmer temperatures. All worms are required to be shipped Next Day Air with cool packs during summer months. No live delivery guarantee on worms June through September.

Call us at 1-800-345-8778 for more information.

Our customer service department is open:
Mon - Thur 7:15 AM till 4:15 PM CST
Friday 7:15 AM till 11:45 AM CST  

Additional charges: If you are ordering more than 10 boxes combined of crickets and/or worms, additional shipping charges will apply. You will be contacted to collect the additional charges before your order is processed.