Cicada Swarms: Where and When to Expect Them in the U.S.

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Cicadas, known for their loud buzzing and distinctive red eyes, will be emerging in several states in the U.S. as part of Brood X, the Great Eastern Brood. This 17-year event is expected to occur in states such as Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. The cicadas are harmless to humans and pets, primarily feeding on tree sap. However, their swarms can be nuisance for outdoor workers, causing inconvenience but no significant damage. The emergence is set to take place between mid-April and late May when the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees Fahrenheit.