How Roselle Avoided The Cicada Invasion!

by Kathi Lachenauer

Never mind the improvement of the road infrastructure.

Think ‘saved by the drill’!

The 17-year resurgence of locusts due to hit Union County this past month was apparently sidetracked from most the Roselle area due to street and stream construction!

Nary a bug was found while towns like Westfield, South Orange, and Springfield numbered hundreds. Clinging to telephone poles, tree bark and fields, flying frantically through heavy traffic (if you didn’t close your car window, you suddenly found yourself with an extra passenger!) and creating a sound as eerie and haunting as any horror movie might produce.

The trucks, equipment and drilling above ground might’ve proved annoying to us but think of how the vibrations underground must have felt to a wary little insect due to start the last part of his life’s journey in a civilization alien to his own.


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