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“Although to some, the noise is annoying, they pose no danger to humans or pets.”

Newberry County, S.C., Sheriff Lee Foster, regarding the loud sound produced by male cicadas after receiving several messages to complain about the noise. The collective songs of the trillions of red-eyed periodical male cicadas that have emerged this month can be as loud as jet engines. (Associated Press — April 23, 2024)
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