It's a horrible thing that happens every 17 years. Brood X, a huge generation of cicadas, will hatch for the first time since 2004 this spring.
If you do not remember the last time they attacked the DMV...The insects are about one to two inches long. Once they emerge, they lose their outer shell. The males make noise to attract females to mate.
Wallace says while the bugs look scary, they are harmless.
The real issue is that there a TON of them flying everywhere and make a ton of noise. So if you are not a bug person...this is your personal hell.
People we spoke to remember the 2004 hatch like it was yesterday, and if anything, they can't believe 17 years have gone by.
Once cicadas emerge in May, experts say they will only live for a few weeks. # Halleujah
The bugs will drop to the ground and burrow for 17 more years, only to come back in May 2038.
If you want to keep track of the second coming you can head to CicadaMania.com
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