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Many of us are very familiar with the random screeching sound of a summer night’s Cicada. As a kid, one year (1979 according to the brood II map) I remember collecting dozens of molted Cicada shells from the trunks of the pecan trees in our New Hope Road yard in Belmont, North Carolina. Reminiscent that year of my childhood in 1979, the Year of the Cicada is once again upon us. After residing underground for 17 years, these periodical cicadas known as Brood II will emerge in North Carolina over the next few weeks. Often in the year of the cicada, these insects reach densities up to over a million per acre. Cicadas are grouped into geographical broods according to where and when they emerge. There are several species of Cicadas and one species (M. septendecim) even has bright red eyes.  Here is the Brood II map.  Even though these fascinating Rip Van Winkles of the insect world don’t bite or sting, they can be a major urban nuisance. Their sheer abundance can wreak havoc at Spring and Summer outdoor events such as weddings, cookouts, etc. They are known to inadvertently fly into people’s hair and land on most anything convenient to them. Another issue with Cicada is the overpowering noise they make. The high decibel levels that emanate from male cicadas may be unbearable in years where cicadas re-emerge.

A shell from a Cicada like the ones I collected as a kid in 1979

A shell from a Cicada like the ones I collected as a kid in 1979

 

Red Eye Cicadas (M. septendecim)

Red Eye Cicadas (M. septendecim)

But wait, if Cicadas emerge every 17 years, then what was it I saw in Edgemoor SC in May of 2011?  That year when answering a pest control service call I witnessed something as I can only describe as something out of a science fiction move. The sky in Edgemoor on May 25 2011 on a rural residential road ( I looked up Edgemoor on our Google Calendar Service Schedule) was literally almost black and noise unbearable on a sunny May afternoon. All due to millions of Cicadas in the Edgemoor SC sky. My  first thought when I first heard about this years emergence was how could another brood emerge just two years after I witnessed Cicada hell in 2011.  After a little research, I learned that I had actually experienced the Brood XIX emergence in 2011, aka one of the 13 year Cicadas. 2011 Brood XIX Map  As far a control options, there are none as far as we at Envirosafe Termite & Pest can do for you, but be aware that these insects are most active in the evening hours. Plan outdoor activities accordingly.

 

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Cicadas on trees in Charlotte North Caroliona

Cicadas on trees in Charlotte North Caroliona

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Fornication VS Formication. Which one you should be concerned with?

Hopefully neither of these terms affect your life. Formication should never be confused with fornication. One is the delusional belief that you have insects crawling all over (and under) your skin: the other is a Sin (I think??). If the two sensations are combined you should consult either a doctor, or maybe a priest, but NOT Envirosafe Termite & pest control  in Charlotte North Carolina. Either way, Jarrod Goforth nor myself will not be able to help you if you think either of these terms are problematic in your life.

I can’t count the number of times Envirosafe gets calls from a customer apparently suffering from Ekbom Syndrome. (Delusional parasitosis) (look it up). There is absolutely nothing Envirosafe Termite & Pest can do for you. Couple interesting facts concerning Formication is the fact that it’s derived from Formica, the Latin word for ant. Additionally, the only arthropods that infest humans are scabies mites and human lice. NO insect or mite can live in the Environment and switch to infesting the human body. Sadly, we encounter many clients each year who I can confirm with authority have delusional parasitosis.

We abate asbestos, remediate mold, mitigate radon, perform environmental pest control services and even have quite a collection of air scrubbers and ozone machines for mold spores and other airborne contaminants, but unfortunately, imaginary parasites are not part of our Environmental Services scope of work. Referring these clients to a medical doctor is not what they want to hear, but it’s the only option we have. -Rodney Allman CIE, Envirosafe Environmental Services www.charlotteasbestosandmoldremoval.com 704-392-2241

Many clients seek out pest control professionals for their delusional parasitis. We get our fair share here at Envirosafe Termite and Pest

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