Brood X Cicadas Causing Mayhem With Cars, Planes And Radar - Termite Inspection Orange County Termite Terry Pest Control

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Brood X Cicadas Causing Mayhem With Cars, Planes And Radar

After 17 years underground, Brood X cicadas have emerged and are causing mayhem with cars, planes and radar.
Billions of these red-eyed insects can be seen swarming over 15 states across the East and parts of the Midwest. While these cicadas are not dangerous to humans, they have been the cause of some disturbances.
In Georgia, a number of residents have been calling 911 to complain about the loud noise. The mating song emitted by these insects is lawnmower-like, and quite loud.
A White House press corps flight had to be delayed by six hours because of mechanical problems created by cicadas. These journalists were on their way to cover President Biden’s first trip abroad. Speaking of our president, he was caught on camera swatting away a cicada as he was boarding Air Force One for the trip.
A young man, in Ohio, crashed his car after being hit in the face by one of these fast-flying insects. He was driving with his windows down. The police are now asking for drivers to keep their windows rolled up until “our little red-eyed friends” are gone.
Masses of cicadas may even be disrupting our weather radar in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The National Weather Service blames the cicadas for a lot of fuzziness that has been showing up on their radar screens, lately.
This cicada mayhem should be over by the beginning of July. After each of the female cicadas lay hundreds of eggs in tree branches, the adults will start dying off. Their eggs will hatch after six to ten weeks, and the tiny nymphs will fall to the ground. The nymphs will then burrow into the ground, where they will mature for 17 years.
Please mark your calendar – I know you’ll be waiting for them to return in 2038!