East Coast getting ready for an infestation of billions of cicadas

  • Article by: SETH BORENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 6, 2013 - 10:22 PM

WASHINGTON – Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.

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awshucksMay. 7, 13 5:55 AM

Never seen 'em, but my boys lived in the Chicago area 16 years ago during their last emergence there. Quite astoundingly noisy little critters I'm told.

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efrik1May. 7, 13 1:38 PM

17 years without sex? I'd make alot of noise too.

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davehougMay. 7, 13 5:11 PM

efrik1 - - GOOD ONE :)

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