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Friday, January 22, 2021

Looks like I'm in for a noisy summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A swarm of 17-year Cicadas is projected to emerge in Tennessee this year. 

In fact, the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture says multiple swarms of 17-year and 13-year Cicadas are projected to emerge in the Volunteer State over the next several years. 

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  1. been through this in tx not fun not the ciciadas but cicada killers. live in ground inject acid look it up. nasty

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    1. We get swarms of copperheads hanging out at the base of trees looking for a feast.

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  2. Perhaps it will be a non-event. They were predicting the same thing for my area (east of you) this past summer and I heard no more than a couple every now and then. When they do emerge around here the noise is amazing.

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  3. Those little fuckers can put me to sleep on a not too hot summer night. When they suddenly go quiet, then you need to look around for trouble.

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  4. Amen on the noise. Some years are worse than others. Odd observation. Most years, we have an infestation of "ladybugs", supposedly and more properly they are a form of Japanese beetle. However, this year almost none.

    But we have had stink bugs. Really. We find one or two a day flying around our living room lights (into the wood stove they go).

    What a fitting way to ring out the old year (@020) and celebrate the installation of the pretender. Stink bugs.

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    1. Neither our lady bugs or stink bugs were bad here this year. We had a couple stinkers in the house but that's about it.
      The year before last, the lady bugs were so bad our kitchen ceiling was covered with them if I left the back door open for more than a couple minutes.

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  5. When I was a kid, those things would sing and sing. I'd fall asleep with them singing, then they'd stop and I'd pop awake like a gun went off. That quiet is weird after getting used to them... I kinda hear them all the time now, what with the ears ringing....

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    1. Same thing with me when I was a kid and my dad was stationed in Maryland. It got to the point that I wouldn't hear them unless I thought about it.

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  6. I've noticed that, too. When the lady bugs appear, usually fall around her, the spiders suddenly disappear. No cobwebs in the corners for months.

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