If you live in Ohio (or other parts of the eastern United States) then you’ve been enduring the Brood X infestation since mid-May. We are on the other side of these promiscuous pests. Over the past 2 months we’ve been hearing them from dawn to dusk. They were literally deafening. Trying to talk to your neighbors was like trying to communicate in the middle of a college football game in student section. Simply walking to the mail box is long enough for a couple to stowaway on your back. I almost swallowed one while out jogging and one literally caused a car accident. (By the way, that car accident was less then 5 miles from my house)
The news reports say that the cicadas will be gone by July 1st. In my area they have already vanished. In fact its a bit odd how quickly they vanished. Sure, I see the occasional one flying around, but I don’t hear them anymore. One morning it was so loud and the next morning it was complete silence.
It’s not just the sounds but the dead cicadas are gone too. The sidewalks on my jogging route were covered in their carcasses, and even those are gone. It’s as if they never existed! The only evidence that remains are a few husks in the flower beds around the trees. Either the storm drains are full of dead cicadas or they were raptured.
How did you survive the cicada
I could accomplish so much more if I only had minions!