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Cicadas

WTF is with these Cicadas? I thought they were supposed to be around for a summer once every so many years. These things are fricking loud and annoying. Anyone else is experiencing this?

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I see them every year. But only a couple.


The thing where they come every 4? years, is when they show up in 1000s. Thats when they are really fawking loud.
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there are cicadas every year,

There are also the 17 year variety that come out in mass, but those are a different variety.

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On the north side, they are out every year. There a few different types on cycles that bring a crapton out all over, but this is pretty regular. I can hear them when I'm inside at work, drives me nuts.

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Yeah, I don't really see them like one year a while back, it's just the noise seems to be louder then ever before. Just annoying and felt like bitching, thanks.

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there are cicadas every year,

There are also the 17 year variety that come out in mass, but those are a different variety.
oh good 17.


few years back, i just didn't do anything the entire summer because it was too loud.
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there are cicadas every year,

There are also the 17 year variety that come out in mass, but those are a different variety.
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If you catch one just use a needle and thread through it's back end with some string. Fun to see them fly in circle and make that nutty sound!
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I guess over at Gus's house the other night his grandson who is about 2 or 3 was jumping on the trampoline and there was a cicada on it that he was trying to stay away from. So he picked it up really quick, threw it and it went right down Kathies shirt (Gus's wife). LOL!!!! She was screaming bloody murder.

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They lie in the soil for a given amount of time. When the temp and time is right, they emerge as flying insects, ready to mate. There are many different types.
Totally harmless to people, they can destroy the ground or the yard.
My lab knows how to find them both in the ground and after they emerge. I think overall, they can destroy a lawn almost as bad as grubs.

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