Reporter Freaks Out In Cicada Ambush At Military Base

06/12/2015 11:39 am ET | Updated Jun 12, 2015

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life swarms you with cicadas, upload it to YouTube.

KSNT reporter Katya Leick, 24, was filming a segment while standing in a tank at Fort Riley, Kansas, earlier this week. But the bugs weren't making it easy for her.

Every time I tried to start talking, they’d come. I was like, ‘I need to hold it together, come on, I just have to get this done with’,” she told ABC News.

She shared a montage of herself swatting at the insects. Although they're big and kind of gross-looking, cicadas are totally harmless, even if they're landing on your face.

Fortunately, it wasn't a live segment. The Topeka station ran with the video:

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