You Say Cicada, I Say Cikayda

You Say Cicada, I Say Cikayda

Let’s call the whole thing off. The ninety-decibel, seventeen-year reunion with the Midwest Cicada is about to begin. They call this brood 13, and it happens to be the lucky number for those states around Illinois. While mainly harmless, they…

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Eye See You, Termites

Eye See You, Termites

Termites are high on the list of Insects We Could Do Without. I’d even put them above mosquitoes, primarily due to the damage costs incurred yearly by homeowners nationwide. Termite control is an industry unto itself, and it continually sees…

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Going Batty

Going Batty

If I could have just one of God’s creatures wiped completely off the face of the Earth, it would be the mosquito. Nothing ruins an outdoor event like the mosquito—swarming, buzz-in-your-ear, blood-sucking mosquitoes. Sadly, none of my prayers have been…

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