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It's Not the Old Testament, It's Just Cricket Season

Northeast Texas is being overrun by crickets, to an almost biblical degree. At least, that's how Dr. Steven Goldsmith (kind of) sees it. "We have had pretty mild winters for the last three or four years, which means the nymphs have not been killed, which means the population sizes build up to biblical proportions," says Goldsmith, a biology professor at Austin College in Sherman. Nymphs, by the way, are baby crickets. during cold winter, many die off, Goldsmith says. But the largely mild...

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Northeast Texas is being overrun by crickets, to an almost biblical degree.  At least, that's how Dr. Steven Goldsmith (kind of) sees it.

"We have had pretty mild winters for the last three or four years, which means the nymphs have not been killed, which means the population sizes build up to biblical proportions," says Goldsmith, a biology professor at Austin College in Sherman.

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