This week, we expect the emergence of the 13-year cicadas. Anyone who was around in 1998 will remember the hordes of big, red-eyed bugs creating a cacophony of sound in the trees and leaving behind large drifts of shells and bodies. But just what are these creatures? Why do they spend so many years in the ground? Is there any reason to fear them? What, if anything, can be done to minimize their impact?
Dr. Steve Murphree, biologist/entomologist with Belmont University, will join us again this month to shed some light on the life cycle of the cicada and help us understand what to expect over the next six-eight weeks of our buggy invasion.