AUSTIN, Texas -- You've seen them. You've heard them. And more than likely, you've even smelled them.

Crickets are everywhere you go these days in Central Texas. Recent rains and warm weather are responsible for the cricket explosion. The boom only lasts a few weeks on average.

Back in 2007 the problem was so bad theUT tower was covered with them. School officials actually shut off the lights for two weekends so as not to attract the crickets.

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