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Bugs make home in Brazil woman's yard

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Cicadas set on a fence and a kids' playhouse shortly after invading the lawn of Mark and Lea Vandever, of Brazil. Their yard, located on North Murphy Ave., in Brazil, started filling up with the insects early last month, shortly before the rest of the town (and the state) started experiencing the clumsy bugs in full effect.

The bugs are for the most part harmless, only causing damage to trees with small branches. They do not attack humans, though their clumsy flying sometimes causes less-than-favorable run-ins with people and car windshields.

Vandever said she was leaving for work one day last month when she noticed the bugs. A few hours later her friend called her at work to see if she could take people over to see them.

"It got bad while I was out," she said. "They were everywhere."

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