Do not panic!  Millions of cicadas from Iowa and Illinois invade homes

Do not panic! Millions of cicadas from Iowa and Illinois invade homes

Residents in Iowa and Illinois have been in a cicada-chirping frenzy for more than a week. They are alive and crawling everywhere in Iowa and Illinois.

These baby cicadas in Iowa and Illinois are so noisy that people have called 911 in a panic thinking there was an emergency. But don’t be afraid! These screaming cicadas are harmless.

This cicada invasion is special. According to WGN-TV, two very large hatchlings emerged from the ground throughout the Midwest and eastern states. These hatchlings (Brood XIX and Brood XIII) have been buried for at least 17 years! Now they want to explore trees, help the environment and… well, mate.

Saturday Night Live even joked about these pesky bugs.

While driving through Iowa and Illinois last weekend, I heard cicadas everywhere. The amount of projectiles and screams from these critters is astonishing.

Cicada invasion in Iowa and Illinois

My dog ​​Honey is already used to the cries of cicadas. Fun fact: Cicadas are harmless to dogs. My twin sister (a veterinarian) confirmed that cicadas are not poisonous to dogs. Just make sure they don’t eat too many. They can cause stomach upset.

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My husband and my father went to play golf at Cog Hill. The cicadas were everywhere and making noise!

Cicada invasion in Iowa and Illinois

So will there be a cicada invasion in South Dakota in 2025? Not yet! Southern Ohio through Kentucky and Tennessee and parts of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina We’ll see the next calf.

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