This Spring, Millions Of Cicadas Are Set To Emerge In New Jersey After 17 Years Underground

Cicadas are coming but there’s good news! Cicadas are not dangerous to humans and, as long as you’re not trying to protect fruit trees or grapevines, they’re not much of a nuisance. In fact, the insects are pretty interesting.

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Pennsylvania will practically be swarming with them and may be spotted on Long Island, New York in smaller numbers. You’ll know if they’re in your area by listening for their drumming during the hottest hours of the day. You can also keep an eye out for their shed skins, often found on trees. Are you excited for the cicadas? In some cultures, they are seen as signs of carefree living, good fortune, and immortality!