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Old 06-04-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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I woke up this morning and went to let the dog out...and woah...dead insect looking things all over my back porch! What are they?? One of my friends looked them up on the internet....Cicadas. I guess that's the noise that I have been noticing lately, in the trees. Then I came home today about 3:30. They were all gone off the porch. I thought they were dead this morning, but nope, they were hiding in their shell!!! Yuck! I was going to try to stain the deck this weekend..does anyone know anything about these creatures? I live in Hamburg near the park off Pleasant Ridge, does anyone else have this issue...Can you hear them?
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:42 AM
 
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LOL, yes they are everywhere...fortunately they will be gone in a few weeks. And even more fortunately, they come out only once every seventeen years, (though different broods may emerge on different cycle, so they can appear more often than that). The Lex Herald said the last time they were seen in the area was 2004, though that was a different "brood".
At least they don't bite....and some dogs find them a tasty snack....
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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I don't hear them at all here but when I go to Mount Vernon I hear them really loud.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:05 AM
 
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You hear cicadas (at least I do) every year. Key word is hear, not usually see. I am gathering that there are several different types, some more visible than others.Cicadas of Kentucky - University of Kentucky Entomology

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Old 06-09-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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You hear cicadas (at least I do) every year. Key word is hear, not usually see. I am gathering that there are several different types, some more visible than others.Cicadas of Kentucky - University of Kentucky Entomology
One landed on me as I was leaving work today and wow those red eyes are spooky.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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O they are still driving me crazy! Glad to hear I'm not the only one! I think I might even pay someone to mow my back yard they are so bad!
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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We don't have them in our yards here yet, but I did find one in a cooler I brought home from the creek the other day
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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We don't have them in our yards here yet, but I did find one in a cooler I brought home from the creek the other day
My husband and I went fishing a couple days ago about five miles away and one was sitting on his shoulder like a parrot lol
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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Glad to hear my dog isn't the only dog that enjoys eating them. He's nasty! I swear he was walking around the back yard actually searching for them, sniffing around and everything.
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