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Billions of cicadas are coming, what to do about mosquitoes, La Crosse’s No Mow May with Viterbo’s Ted Wilson

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Entomologist, Dr. Ted Wilson, joins to talk about these two cicada species emerging for the first time in 221 years, how we can stick it back to mosquitoes, plus the good and bad with “No Mow May” in La Crosse.

Wilson, the Biology chair at Viterbo University, talks about this once-in-multiple-lifetimes event where these two species of cicadas that emerge from the ground every 13 and every 17 years collide this spring — soon. Where it’s happening, how annoying it will be on the ears, how they know to come up every 13 and 17 years, and more.

After that, we discuss ticks and mosquitoes and how we can limit their numbers, plus how wonky winters and springs affect insect populations.

Finished off the show talking La Crosse’s third annual ‘No Mow May,” where you essentially don’t mow your lawn until June. 

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