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How are your Cicadas so far?
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    1234 May 22, 2013 - 5:29 pm #74421 Reply

    haven’t seen any yet, surprisingly.

    westwilsonmafia May 22, 2013 - 6:53 pm #74425 Reply

    I, for one, am terrified at the thought of cicadas. I moved from the southwest and so this will be my first time dealing with these things. From what I’ve heard, they’re loud as all hell and cover entire streets. I’ve got to start boarding up all my windows and barricading my house, it’s like the zombie apocalypse.

    CrystalMikey May 23, 2013 - 8:29 am #74431 Reply

    We shouldn’t see a ton in the County.  Mostly going to be confined to the south and west of us.

    novasteve May 23, 2013 - 8:42 am #74432 Reply

    Poor cicadas in arlington. They might have an SUV flip over on them.

    td52 May 23, 2013 - 10:36 am #74466 Reply

    Seconded – haven’t noticed any, after expecting the swarm.

    Dezlboy May 23, 2013 - 10:37 am #74468 Reply

    Thank goodness that Arlington doesn’t have homelss shelters for cicadas. The incoming hoard from the south and west would be of biblical plague proportion.

    newty25 May 23, 2013 - 10:46 am #74473 Reply

    Are you trying to take away the rights of cicadas at homeless shelters?

    How do you feel about the right to breathe clean air?

    Dezlboy May 23, 2013 - 11:02 am #74475 Reply

    @newty, gosh maybe you are right. Afterall, no one gets sick from breathing cicada scent.  But, bars don’t allow me to smoke cicadas inspite of the fact that no one gets sick from breathing burning cicada exo-skeleton. Thus, there is no right to clean air.  (make sense? of course not!)

    courthound May 23, 2013 - 12:11 pm #74502 Reply

    I’m guessing that with all of the development over the past 15 years many of the cicadas have been dug up and relocated or paved over. I remember the last brood in 2004 was pretty bad but it’s nothing to freak out about. Just big bugs flying around (poorly), getting it on and then dying.

    Lauren May 23, 2013 - 6:17 pm #74544 Reply

    I have not seen or heard a single one.  I was also here the last time they came to visit and it’s not a big deal at all.  Nobody should be scared or nervous – it’s totally overblown.  During the summer we have bugs flying about, and the cicadas were just bugs flying along with all the others.  A totally made up story, in my opinion.

    Dezlboy May 25, 2013 - 10:46 am #74683 Reply

    No cicadas. I’m in Arlington Heights , yes, the poor sister of N. Arlington.  From the maps I’ve seen, Arlington is a bit too far north(east). We are in a cicada gap, as Bethesda is (i think) slated for them.  As usual, I am extremely well informed and confident in my answer.  :-)

    Native1 May 26, 2013 - 12:48 pm #74693 Reply

    The cool temperature of the last couple days has delayed them, but they will be here soon. Neighbors have seem them while digging in their garden here in South Arlington.

    Dezlboy May 26, 2013 - 1:44 pm #74696 Reply

    I’ve got my torches ready!

    CrystalMikey May 28, 2013 - 10:40 am #74724 Reply

    I heard those suckers driving up US 1 down by Quantico through Ft. Belvoir, yesterday

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