I'm in central PA and the Crickets and Grasshoppers seems worse this year than any other year I can remember. The Crickets are those huge black ones that are about 1-1/2 inches long. I'm finding them dead and alive everywhere. The Grasshoppers seem to depart the lawn in a cloud as I mow.
Needless to say that towards evening the Cricket noise is almost deafening.
Anyone else have an unusually high Cricket and Grasshopper population this year?