What Is Causing Nightmare Cricket Infestation Now Terrifying Texas?
You know the cricket problem is getting out of hand when you do not even have to leave your home, and yet you see them everywhere you look. When the cricket problem gets thick enough in Texas, you start seeing them even in place they are not just because you are anticipating the floor to move out of the corner of your eye every time you turn your head.
If you are not aware that more than the usual number of neighbors have been chirping lately, then you should definitely count your blessings because the rest of us have more unwanted guests than your living room the week of Thanksgiving.
What is causing all the crickets in Texas?
Believe it or not, the cooler temperatures and the steady rain are not to blame, solely. If you have been observing the crickets, you probably have also noticed the return of the flies too.
The rain definitely assisted in the cricket resurgence, but the main factor in the gathering is they have officially entered cuffing season. Crickets have entered production mode, so they gather at any source of water like it's a singles bar and everyone is ready to swipe right.
How long will the crickets be en masse across Texas?
According to the experts at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, you can expect to see these things everywhere for a few weeks more, and then the really gross thing happens. After the mating and the egg laying comes the massive expiration featuring piles of dead crickets that smell as bad as they look.