View Full Version : cicada invasion
05-18-2004, 10:23 AM
Cicadas are bad, I hate the sound they make, but at least it is a 17 year cycle. Some of the things we have going on over here in Utah have been going on for about 5 years now and getting worse every year. There is some kind of fly invasion out by the Great Salt Lake that is so bad people won't even go out to a popular island anymore. One news report showed a cummulation of them at approximately 14"inches deep at one station (yes they were alive) and these things are only the size of big masquitos!
The other problem is out in the west desert where the Mormon Crickets are going to town. When you go out there the landscape actually moves. The infestation gets closer to SLC and surrounding cities every year, and is supposed to be getting worse with the drought we are having.
05-18-2004, 11:15 AM
I am just tired of hearing about them. I live in Cincinnati and every night for the past 2 weeks on the local news there is a cicada update, when are they going to emerge, where are they going to be. They are finally starting to emerge from the ground and will only be here for 6 weeks, they don't really hurt anything, they don't bite,they do make nice fishing bait however.
05-18-2004, 01:46 PM
i live in cincy also and if you listened to the news media you would have thought it was the end of the world
its just crazy
05-18-2004, 05:56 PM
I live east of you Mark, over at the Ohio border and so far we haven't seen any. I just was watching Channel 13 and they showed some poor lady with thousands and thousands of them in her back yard and her back yard wasn't that big. I'm glad they only come every 17 years.
05-18-2004, 08:19 PM
I donno. We have a bug service spray about monthly or bimonthly.
Not much "bugging" us around here. }>
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05-18-2004, 09:14 PM
Ever ride one of dem crotch rockets into a mess of dem cicadas? Oo ye yi! Don't tell me dem cicada don't hurt any thing!
05-18-2004, 10:41 PM
I remember 'em - I thought there were pretty cool, the way they all started that "song" at exactly the same time & stopped at exactly the same time.
Cats loved 'em, too. 'Magine there's a bunch of birds & small animals out there who REALLY enjoy the feast. Once in a lifetime for them.
Lessee - if I remember - they hide in the roots of acacia trees?
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05-19-2004, 09:37 AM
Anybody seen [link:www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,120309,00.html|this] story yet (scroll down to the third story)?
05-19-2004, 11:00 AM
According to the news, Missouri is one of the states that don't see them. Someone forgot to tell them 17 years ago, when they were out in force. So far no sign of them yet this year.
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05-20-2004, 05:40 PM
Third story was good, but did you read the first one. What a poor sap. Fella got married and wasn't even getting the one of the main benefits, if not the main benefit? Some might say the only benefit to being married.
05-21-2004, 08:30 AM
Yeah, I read the first one, but I just found it so extremely hard to believe that I just kept on going. Surely there are some kind of natural instincts in there somewhere.
06-02-2010, 09:24 AM
Ok, they are just getting started, but I'm already tired of them. Had to use the leaf blower on the driveway today to clear the cicada remains. There everywhere, I feel like I'm living an episode of fear factor. Anyone else seeing them.
Glad they only come out every 17 years.
Heres a picture of one of the buggers.