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After emerging they will mate for about four weeks before dying off and their offspring return to the ground. It is expected that they will be around until mid-July.
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While the Brood X group of cicadas is expected to emerge, partially, in at least 15 states, the District of Columbia is expected to be the hardest-hit area.
Brood X will emerge when the soil reaches 64 degrees Fahrenheit at a depth of 18 inches.
It it unlikely that a person will be bitten by a cicada. They would only bite if a person was mistaken for a plant.
No, the cicadas are not poisonous and do not carry disease. However, their exoskeletons may pose a choking hazard.
The exoskeletons may become clogged in the gutters of one's house. It is recommended that you clean out your gutters periodically. You can protect your gardens by placing a fine netting over the plants and shrubs.