Cicadas and lightning bugs are insects that appear in Arkansas during the heated summer months. At Command Pest we not only exterminate the pesky bugs, but we also appreciate the beauty of the not-so-pesky ones as well. With the first sighting of a lightning bug and the initial chirp of a cicada, one knows that summer has arrived and is here to visit for a while.

Lightning bugs, or fireflies, light up the night and are caught in mason jars to complete an ultimate Southern tradition. In addition, if you sit outside on a warm summer night you are likely to hear the song of cicadas attracting mates. These insects produce the sounds and sights of summer and while we don’t necessarily want them inside, we do appreciate the familiar summertime sentiments they bring every year.