Cicadas hum along while people try to cut their grass
If you think the constant buzzing of cicadas sounds sort of like a lawn mower, you're right. And they think so, too. People trying to cut their grass in areas hit hard by the 17-year swarms are finding power tools act as magnets for the active bugs. Derrick Baker of Cincinnati outfitted himself with sweatpants, winter gloves and even a poncho to avoid being covered while mowing the yard.