‘Cicada-geddon’: Which states will soon be bombarded with cicadas?

‘Cicada-geddon’: Which states will soon be bombarded with cicadas?

Cicada Emergence

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This is the first time since 1803 that Broods XIX and XIII will co-emerge, according to the University of Connecticut (though we last saw a 13-year brood and a 17-year brood emerge together in 2015).

Where will the cicadas appear?

Sometimes known as the Great Southern Brood, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign says cicadas of Brood XIX will emerge across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The 17-year periodical cicadas in Brood XIII will be less widespread, emerging only in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and potentially Michigan. If you live near any of these states, you also have a fair chance of seeing a stray cicada or two. If you live in the West — say Utah or California — you’re likely spared from being bombarded by these bugs.

What should you expect from Broods XIX and XIII?

Brood XIX is expected to emerge in mid-May as the ground warms up, though experts say the group has already created countless boreholes in the red Georgia clay. They’ll be around for roughly a month. Brood XIII should emerge around the same time. Experts believe we’ll see around 1 million cicadas per acre. That could easily total hundreds of trillions, maybe quadrillions, University of Connecticut cicada expert John Cooley told The Associated Press. “Periodic cicadas don’t do subtle,” Cooley added.

Outside of hurting your ears with their singing or spattering you with their urine, cicadas are harmless to humans and pets.

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