what does crickets mean in lawn?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 1999frontier, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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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.
     
  2. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  3. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
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    Its the hot summer
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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...
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's where they live...I've seen a ton lately. They do no harm.
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  6. kennc38

    kennc38 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It means you won't have to buy any fishing bait.:laugh:
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Crickets may have left dry areas searching for green grass to eat.
     
  8. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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    My grass is not even close to green. My fescue burnt up this year. Only green grass is the volunteered bermuda grass.
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Ditto

    Common black crickets are not a known problem to me.
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was reading, apparently they do eat grass
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