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It won’t be long now. Spring has arrived and now the countdown is on.

We’ve warned you.

A DOUBLE dose of cicadas is about to invade the southern United States, according to ABC News. As if a single serving is not enough.

Once every seven year cicada
Craig Schmidt

Cicadas crawl out from underground every 13 or 17 years. They make shrill, ear piercing sounds as loud as jet engines. You will soon hear them. You won’t be able to ignore them. Their sound seems to be most prevalent around sundown.

Here's a short taste of what you can expect to hear...

It has been since 1803 since the 13 year cicadas and the 17 year cicadas have come out at the same time. A double cicada whammy. Are you ready?

Trillions of cicadas will awaken. After their long “nap” they will obviously have to urinate badly. Scientists warn we could be hit by a strong cicada urine stream when we least expect it. As if their shrill cry is not enough.

The cicadas will urinate, mate, and return underground. What a life.

The good Lord certainly had a sense of humor when he created the cicada.

It might be time to invest in earplugs.

Here are some things you can do to protect your home

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-Use mesh or netting: Cover your windows, doors, and vents with mesh or netting to prevent cicadas from entering your home.

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-Seal cracks and gaps: Inspect your home for any cracks or gaps where cicadas may enter and seal them with caulk or weather stripping.

Install screens: Make sure all windows and doors are equipped with screens to keep cicadas out.

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-Use insect repellent: Consider using insect repellent around the perimeter of your home to deter cicadas from entering.

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-Remove attractants: Keep outdoor lights off at night, as cicadas are attracted to light. Also, remove any sources of food or water that may attract them.

Consult a professional: If you have a severe cicada infestation, consider consulting a pest control professional for more effective solutions.

At the end of the day there is no getting around this invasion. we just have to buckle down and get through it the best we can.

Source: www.bhg.com/cicadas-invasion-protecting-plants-8546441

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