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The cicadas are coming

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MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio -

As temperatures begin to warm, it won't be long before long-buried cicadas emerge to begin their mating ritual.  

Maps from the Ohio Extension Service show that one of this year's main target areas will be the Mahoning Valley.

"This time its a totally different brood, so the eastern half of Columbiana, Trumbull and Mahoning counties and over into our Pennsylvania counties," according to Eric Barrett, extension service educator.

Barrett said they should start showing up in late May.

"They make little half-inch holes in the ground. A lot of people will notice them around trees if they're close to woods or close to some hot spot where that brood actually exists.  They come up as a nymph then they crawl out of their exoskeleton and climb up the tree," Barrett said.

The number of bugs will likely be significant. "We're talking a lot, so it really depends on where you live and how much development has happened in that area," Barrett said. 

 One area he said they will be watching this year is Wick Park in Youngstown.   "Because it's not really been developed, and there are lots of native trees in that area, so we expect to see a nice emergence there," Barrett said.

Cicadas do not sting or bite. They want to be in a tree not in your house, and Barrett said there's no reason to spray them with an insecticide.
"It's a seventeen-year phenomenon, so just enjoy it, use it as a science lesson for your kids," 

It's only the male cicada that makes that buzzing sound, and they die shortly after mating.  
 

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