As a Jersey girl, I like to be prepared – even if it means bad news for Millburn-Short Hills NJ homes. Yesterday I saw a report about the arrival of cicadas and honestly, my stomach turned. I remember the killer noise when the cicadas emerged 17 years ago. However, I believe in taking the good with the bad, and you ALL know how much I love my towns and consider my home in Millburn-Short Hills NJ a treasure. A few bugs (or a million per acre—no joke!) isn’t enough to make me leave.
Though the cicadas stay outside, their noise will invade your Short Hills NJ home. What you’re hearing is bug love songs amplified to rock concert levels. It can be hard to take, but don’t worry. Your Millburn-Short Hills NJ home will go back to its regular level of noise by July.
One good thing cicadas do is aerate the soil in the yards of Millburn-Short Hills NJ homes as the nymphs dig their way out of the ground. Also, females lay their eggs in small tree branches. It’s a natural pruning job that causes trees to produce more fruit or blossoms next year. It’s not much consolation, but those of us who live in Millburn-Short Hills NJ are tough. We’ll get through this!
See the CBS news story on cicadas coming to Millburn-Short Hills homes here.