The plague has started. The Brood X cicadas have started to come out across the country. This species reappears every 17 years from their burrows in the ground. The longer winter has delayed their arrival a little bit, but the season starts now.
This summer, we can expect up to one million cicadas per acre to emerge in the affected states. That includes us, as well as Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and New York.
So, we missed this last year, and it will be an experience this year. We can look forward to them emerging from the ground, shedding their skin, flying around for a few weeks, laying eggs, and starting the 17 year cycle again.
If we start to get a little punchy, you'll know why.
We'll keep you updated on how the plague is going.