It seems like a cricket invasion around town. Businesses are seeing piles of crickets and they're not sure what to do.
"They are a mess. They are all over everywhere," says Water on the Run Owner, Art Fenrich.
Fenrich has been at 51st and Memorial for four years and has never seen anything like this before.
"I drove up and I really thought that we had a swarm of bees and I started looking at them and they are crickets," says Fenrich.
Thousands of crickets have taken up shop in front of his store and the others along the shopping strip. Experts say the rain last weekend is the main reason they are out in full force because they like moist areas but that's not the only reason.
"They are looking for mates and then they are going to go pretty soon to lay eggs," says Kenda Woodburn, horticulture extension educator, "They are also attracted by lights a lot of the buildings might have lights along the side of them.
There are some tips to keep them away from your home.
"They like moisture so if you do have woods or logs and firewood that is stacked near your house or a lot of leaf litter from the plants, you can scrape it away from the side of the house," says Woodburn.
Experts say even if you don't like the creepy crawls they are good for wildlife that need the bugs for food. They suggest you don't spray for them unless they are getting in your home because other animals need them.
"You just got to deal with it. I mean clean them up keep out of the stores. We sell water, so we want to keep it clean in there. So does the grocery store next door. It's just a constant battle it's only a few days they come and go," says Fenrich.
Fenrich does admit his customers don't like the sight either but he says it could be worse.
"They are just bugs at least they don't bite," says Fenrich.
The crickets should be gone within the next four weeks.