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Old 04-01-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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I saw one single mosquito here all of last year. I thought maybe it was the drought but I saw a few on my visits to East Texas (less than they usually get but far more than here) and they were in a worse drought. I've been told they get pretty bad here but I'm wondering if Dallasites know what bad is.
It's not as bad here as say, in Houston or New Orleans. Heck, growing up in Chicago I was eaten alive. Minneapolis only has 2 seasons... winter and mosquito. DFW is lucky.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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That's what I was thinking. In East Texas, you just have to go inside at dusk. If you don't, you can see several of them closing in on you at once.

Also, I'll agree that the worst mosquitos I've ever seen were in Minnesota. I stopped in the woods to take a leak when I was 12 and I couldn't get back to the car fast enough. Those things looked almost like craneflies! I rarely see mosquitos in Texas that big.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I'm sad that nobody else remembers those horrific cricket infestations of the early 90's!

Nobody?

The stench of dying crickets? Huge industrial-sized buildings covered with them?

Nobody?

Sad. Those were good times!
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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I'm sad that nobody else remembers those horrific cricket infestations of the early 90's!

Nobody?

The stench of dying crickets? Huge industrial-sized buildings covered with them?

Nobody?

Sad. Those were good times!
Oh no, I remember. Going to the Tom Thumb at 9:30 and dealing with the hoard of them.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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I'm sad that nobody else remembers those horrific cricket infestations of the early 90's!

Nobody?

The stench of dying crickets? Huge industrial-sized buildings covered with them?

Nobody?

Sad. Those were good times!
I remember that too. And why did they always seem to be at the grocery stores? There would be piles of them on the ground and the exterior walls looked as if they were carpeted with crickets. You'd have to vigorously shake your shopping cart to get them to fall out before you took it into the store.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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^ and ^^

Oh, you two just made my day! You do remember!!

And, yes -- why always at the grocery stores?

trc_everything, you described it perfectly!

And all those crunching carcasses underfoot as you made your way into the store. It was horrific!
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