East Coast getting ready for an infestation of billions of cicadas

  • 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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