This species is a West Coast native that can be found near water or further inland. Its varied diet of insects, detritus, vegetation, fungi, and even feces make it easy to find a meal. Unfortunately, Square-legged Cricket Camels can ingest a nematode from deer mouse feces and spread it to healthy deer mice if eaten by one. These tiny worms affect the mouse's gut, making it sick. The nematodes are not a threat to humans, but their impact on mice can disrupt a food web that relies on healthy deer mice in order to flourish.