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Old 08-02-2012, 07:44 AM
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what does crickets mean in lawn?

I was mowing my front yard yesterday and I was mowing I noticed there were crickets jumping and crawling around. What does this mean? or what causes them? I think this is the first time I've seen any in my yard. They were the big crickets (like you fish with) but almost black.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:18 PM
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If they are mole crickets in high enough numbers you might have an issue to address. Other crickets-I am not aware of them being a turf pest.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:38 PM
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:48 PM
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I believe you may mean locusts/grasshoppers that seem to really hit on suffering grass lands... one of my gardens on the edge of the field was just left to grow tall grass this year and now that it is dying back the grasshoppers are everywhere...
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:50 PM
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I was mowing my front yard yesterday and I was mowing I noticed there were crickets jumping and crawling around. What does this mean? or what causes them? I think this is the first time I've seen any in my yard. They were the big crickets (like you fish with) but almost black.
It's where they live...I've seen a ton lately. They do no harm.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:35 PM
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It means you won't have to buy any fishing bait.
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Crickets may have left dry areas searching for green grass to eat.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:55 AM
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Crickets may have left dry areas searching for green grass to eat.
My grass is not even close to green. My fescue burnt up this year. Only green grass is the volunteered bermuda grass.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:13 AM
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If they are mole crickets in high enough numbers you might have an issue to address. Other crickets-I am not aware of them being a turf pest.
Ditto

Common black crickets are not a known problem to me.
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Ditto

Common black crickets are not a known problem to me.
I was reading, apparently they do eat grass
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