Eek! Cicada Hole?
May 21st, 2013
One would have to be living under a rock on the East Coast to not hear of the expecting of the 17 year Cicada group known as Brood II is due any day now. These bugs are known for their loud mating calls during the summer, but experts are predicting noise levels in the upper decimals this year.
Approximately 1 billion cicadas per square mile are expected to dig out of their holes, mate, then subsequently die. I am hearing they are also a delicacy and quite tasty. Yum? Blegth! Anyway, I have been hearing about cicada sightings in Staten Island, I figure I would check my yard and I came across several of these. I’m wondering if these are the cicadas tunneling out? I have yet to see a live bug, however.
I am in Central Virginia and they a horrible here. I have many holes and the noise level is extreme. I do live in a rural, wooded area. I also, have seen a few of the bugs themselves. I have a friend who lives in town about 8 miles away and they are not at her house. In fact, she is coming out one day because she wants to hear them! I wear hearing aids so if I am going to be out working in the gardens I take them out and wear headphones to listen to music. They say they only come out every 7? Years but we have lived in this house 3 1/2 years and this is the second year that the noise has been loud. BTW, my audiologist said they can reach 90 decimals, which is compatible to a blow dryer !