17 year cicadas are back!


LawnSite Member
The local extension agent estimates 5 billion or so will be crashing into everything starting sometime in May, for at least six weeks. So, how do you cope with this?


LawnSite Bronze Member
Cape Cod
Purple goggles and no ear muffs. Think of it as a fee trip to the twilight zone.

I think we are due in a year or two. The first time I heard them, I was picking up mulch by Otis Airforce Base. I thought a squadron of jets was at the end of the runway getting ready to take off. After a half hour I asked the loader why the jets had not taken off. He explained what it was. I lived and worked about 15 miles away and never saw or heard them.