Many of you see the cicada invasion as a pesty inconvenience. But the little critters have been known to cause some serious problems around the tri-state. 17 years ago the cicadas killed young trees, caused problems for folks on the job, on the road, and even in the hospital. So this time around...people are getting prepared.
Cicadas can mistake almost any sound for their love song. 17 years ago they swarmed toward the hum of the airconditioning cooling towers at
"We had at least 2 people on shifts around the clock with shovels just dumping them in dumpsters
This time around they, as well as other hospitals and institutions, hope quarter inch nylon mesh will keep the cicadas out.
If you're operating a chainsaw, a drill, or even a lawnmower it could be another story
"They'll come right at you, they like the noise