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This is why the rest of the summer will suck in Illinois

This is why the rest of the summer will suck in Illinois

This is why the rest of the summer will suck in Illinois

Summer may be a smelly season in general, but there’s something about to make it much worse.

We love summer. It’s hot outside, it’s sunny, it’s a good time to be outdoors. Of course we sweat, but we can handle it. But this summer in particular (like, evidently, much of 2024) has to be “once in a lifetime.”

The stinking starts now

As NBC Chicago reports, Illinois is about to get smelly. So will parts of Iowa and it probably won’t go away anytime soon.

It’s thanks to these guys:

Yes, the cicadas of 2024, the great double emergence known as the cicadapocalypse that is taking over the Midwest. Illinois has had a lot of cicadas as they are pretty much in the cicada sights this year, but places in Iowa have also seen a lot.

When cicadas die, they stink. As In fact stench. Experts say the smell will only last a couple of weeks, and if you can resist it, you can use free fertilizer.

Then there is round 2

Cicadas live about 4 weeks once they come out of the ground. It’s time for round 1 of them to die. Next, we’ll have the “dog day” cicadas in about a month. These eggs hatch in mid-July and are the normal ones we know. They will go through the same life cycle: they emerge, mate, die, and then they They will be the stinkers.

Some Illinois trees could have up to 40,000 cicada eggs waiting to hatch next month.

While the level of stench will vary depending on where you are, it’s a good bet that at some point you’ll smell a pile or two of dead cicadas this summer.

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