Cicadas not likely to swarm Twin Counties when they emerge from 17 years underground.
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:00 am (Updated: May 20, 6:00 am)
BLACKSBURG — While certain areas of Virginia are abuzz with the sound of cicadas, the Twin Counties will stay relatively quiet on that front.
The arrival of the 17-year wave of the noisy and colorful cicadas — different than the annual summer brood of insects — has been much dreaded, but Virginia Tech Entomologist Eric Day says that Twin County residents shouldn’t have to stuff too much cotton in their ears to block the buzzing.
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