17-year cicadas are about to invade the East Coast

%name 17 year cicadas are about to invade the East Coast by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley
  • Cicadas on a 17-year life cycle will emerge from the ground in several states this spring.
  • After spending 17 years underground, the bugs will crawl up, perch on trees, and transition to winged adults.
  • This year’s brood — Brood IX — can be found in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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In many places around the United States, summer just wouldn’t be the same without the occasional hum of a cicada buzzing off the in the distance. The noisy insects are either a harmless curiosity or a total nuisance depending on what area of the country you live in and the specific species of cicada that reside there. Folks in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia will see far more of the bugs than usual in 2020.

Species of periodical cicadas maintain long brood cycles, only emerging every 13 or 17 years. There are over a dozen of these types of cicada broods, and Brood IX hasn’t been seen since 2003. That means it’s going to be a very noisy summer for the counties where the bugs are destined to appear.

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