The invasion which comes once every 17 years did happen in some areas but Houston get ready for noisy nights this summer as cicadas are projected to emerge from the ground by the millions.

This year alone 1.5 million cicadas are expected to pop up in parts of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Cicadas in southwestern Virginia, Brood IX

This particular cicada as part of a group called Brood IX or periodical cicadas and they are different from the ones that arrived annually in southern states like Texas according to cicadamania.com

These particular types of cicadas emerge from the ground after 13 or 17 years of developing underground beginning in early May and fading to around July.




With the increase of these loud buzzing bugs farmers and residents in rural communities can expect a louder than normal noise but entomologists say this event is infrequent and amazing.

Cicada-Brood X

Cicadas can grow up to one and a half inches and can be seen mostly on the ground. Most people can identify them by their long body and large transparent wings.

Normally they do not bite or threaten humans but they can harm Gardens vineyards trees and orchards with their eggs. Animals like raccoons and birds eat them for a snack

The Broods are expected to live up to six weeks as adults.