Cicada hell

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RC44Mag

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Calm before the storm here as of now. Should be any day now. Drive ya crazy but at least the big, ugly critters don't bite!
 

Wvfarrier

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All the reports are that this year is going to be BAD with cicada's
 

GunnyGene

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All the reports are that this year is going to be BAD with cicada's

Here's the brood map for N.E. MS. I'm right in the middle of it.

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Mauser9

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Sure sounds like a P.I.T.A. Must feel like cutting loose with a zillion shotgun shells!
 

gunzo

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The worst I've experienced here in the Bluegrass in my time was 1974. Nothing since has come close. From what I read, this might be the year. But so far, nothing.
 

Armybrat

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Besides the usual high pitched noises, my tinnitus has sounded like loud flocks of birds and hordes of cicadas chirping & tweeting in my ears for decades.
It is so loud it is difficult for me to hear normal conversations.
24/7/365 for at least 25-30 years.
Just learned to ignore it.
So if those real critters hatch out and start their racket around here, it'll just be more background noise.
 

Mike J

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I have had a couple of people tell me that they are louder than usual this year but I haven't really heard it for myself. I do hear them in my yard but it seems they always come later here. I don't know why. Some years it is a dull roar & yes I am a tinnitus sufferer. My friend that lives an hour and a half Southwest of me told me it was so loud in his sister's neighborhood he thought there was some sort of alarm going off.
 

Cholo

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Besides the usual high pitched noises, my tinnitus has sounded like loud flocks of birds and hordes of cicadas chirping & tweeting in my ears for decades.
It is so loud it is difficult for me to hear normal conversations.
24/7/365 for at least 25-30 years.
Just learned to ignore it.
So if those real critters hatch out and start their racket around here, it'll just be more background noise.
Oh, I can so relate. Hearing aids? I can't imagine the racket I'd hear that I've never heard before. I don't think I'd want to.
 
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