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Old 05-15-2013, 11:25 PM
clydesdale clydesdale is offline
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cicadas - I hate bugs- what do I buy? A bee keeper hat and screen?

I won't be able to handle these things on my face and driving me nuts. Although, I must say, I have been mowing lawns for 24 years and don't remember them being a problem in the burbs north of NYC. But, I have seen some videos that make me think I should be prepared to be grossed out. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:00 AM
RussellB RussellB is online now
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Their hatch is a miracle of nature. Enjoy it. They'll be gone in a few weeks.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:50 PM
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Big news about a week ago on CNN... They say it will be the biggest hatching in a long time for the eastern states.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:06 PM
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Someone posts some pics, I have never seen a billion locusts!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:11 PM
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Big news about a week ago on CNN... They say it will be the biggest hatching in a long time for the eastern states.
Great. That means cicada killers will be out in full force.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:02 PM
clydesdale clydesdale is offline
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Would you recommend a bee keepers hat and screen. I am not into bugs hanging out on my face.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:15 AM
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Great. That means cicada killers will be out in full force.
So, they're kinda cool, and they don't sting.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:38 AM
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So, they're kinda cool, and they don't sting.
That's all fine and dandy until they bite you.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:40 AM
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So, they're kinda cool, and they don't sting.
This is a bee not a cicada.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:43 AM
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This is a bee not a cicada.
Actually, they are cicada killers. They go on a hunt and bring back dead cicadas to feed larva when they hatch.
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