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The Cricket Invasion
Is Upon Us Once Again

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Posted By: StormCnter, 10/9/2019 3:16:46 PM

The first cold front of the year has arrived, bringing this brutally long summer to a merciful (if still largely symbolic) end. As you’d expect from any minor shift away from the Texas heat, this upending of the natural order comes accompanied by biblical plague: Hordes of crickets have once more descended on parts of the state like so many Californians, eliciting nearly as much panic across Reddit threads and social media feeds. Crickets blanket the walls of our homes, our institutions of higher learning, our Targets. They loiter outside malls and gas stations like particularly obnoxious teenagers.

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We aren't experiencing excess crickets in the Fort Worth-Dallas area. The problem is mostly farther south.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 10/9/2019 3:23:33 PM (No. 202535)
Move to California. No crickets there.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/9/2019 3:28:32 PM (No. 202537)
All I have to say is: RELEASE THE . . . CHICKENS!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 10/9/2019 4:14:03 PM (No. 202570)
Sounds like time to go fishing. Plenty of live bait just waiting to be snatched up.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: lil dotty 10/9/2019 4:21:30 PM (No. 202576)
Crickets, not an invasion, just a herd of protein to take the place of cattle (being slowly eliminated from the diet of beef-eaters. A time for feasting.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stevendm 10/9/2019 5:12:52 PM (No. 202619)
The crickets are much less annoying than the Californians that move here.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: czechlist 10/9/2019 6:33:13 PM (No. 202695)
I recall a night in Waco - 1966. Could hardly walk without stepping on a cricket. crunch crunch They swarmed under streetlights and it stunk to high heaven until rain washed the remains away
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bldrrepub 10/9/2019 7:01:37 PM (No. 202707)
Stinkbugs here in the Front Range foothills. Snow tomorrow will help.
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