You’ll want to make sure you have earplugs on the ready this spring when billions of cicadas will emerge in 16 eastern states, including North Carolina. This year marks the 17th year for the Brood X (that’s Brood 10) emergence, last seen topside back in the spring and summer of 2004. Brood X is the largest in mass of the 15 different broods of cicadas.

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How do you usually cope with the overwhelming sound the cicadas make when they emerge in your neighborhood? We’d love to hear your suggestions, so leave a comment!

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