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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.
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.
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.