The other night as I was driving back home through the country in Fayette County, I started to hear the sweet sounds of the bugs of summer. It made me smile as I drove along.
Ahhhh....summer is finally here, I thought. You know the bugs that sing loudly and remind you of the deep South. Sultry nights on the veranda of your plantation.
These are Cicadas.
The other night I was showing a farm in lower Madison County way off Red Lick Rd.
I was walking around checking out the front yard and there were small holes in the dirt...EVERYWHERE!
Usually, when I see holes in the ground here it is from crawdads or snakes. I keep my comments to myself if I am with a client so I don't alarm them. You never know what they may be fearful of. Kentucky is a plethora of insects and critters.
These guys(not my clients) had exited from underground burrows and were singing loudly from the trees.
More than one local has commented lately that they stay in the ground 17 years then come out and stay around eating everything for many days. Then they die. In North China cicadas are skewered or stir fried as a delicacy. YUM! I think they ate them on Survivor once.
Today, I was out with my clients and as I was in the front yard of the listing, I noticed that they had covered the bark of a tree. All over the trunk. We all got closer to inspect them till we realized they were all buzzing around. (Hundreds of them!)Franticly, we ran for our vehicles before they got in with us.
As I started turning my car around I felt one in my hair then it fell down the back of my shirt! I stopped my car sideways right in the street and jumped out like my pants were on fire! That bug got so scared that he let go of my back and ended up on my front seat.
I didn't waste a moment flipping his ass out of there. From then on my skin was crawling and I still felt there were still some attached. My head still itches every time I relive the moment.
I've been told they will be here a little bit longer. You never know what some of these locals will tell you!
Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.
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