Okay, so Cicadas are out now in Maryland. I’ve been seeing them everywhere on my Facebook feed. I’m grossed out and fascinated at the same time. Why? Because I hate bugs. All kinds of bugs.
I remember the first time I had to kill a spider after separating from my ex-husband. I almost died. That sucker was huge. Ugh! I am still having anxiety attacks about it.
But, back to Cicadas. They are these nasty looking bugs that have big eyes and are loud. Apparently, they have a 13 to 17 year cycle of coming out of the ground. Last time they were here was in 2004. I was still living in NYC so I didn’t have the pleasure of them. Now, I do.
Entomologists (bug doctors) are saying that they will feed the environment and are good for your pets and for you to eat. Say what now? Why would I eat that? They also do not bite or sting people or other animals. Umm, that’s great news – one less insect transmitted illness to worry about. But, why do we have to see them?
Disclaimer: I own no rights to the photos. I did a Google search for them.