17-Year Cicadas Set To Arrive By The End Of The Month

CBS New York

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers haven’t heard the noisy buzzing of cicadas in springtime in 17 years, but get ready, because they’re coming again.

As 1010 WINS’ Gene Michaels reported, by the end of May, billions of cicadas will be swarming for about six weeks. Once the area has sustained ground temperatures of 64 degrees or more, no one will be able to miss them.

Geraldine of Massapequa Park told Michaels she was none too thrilled at the prospect of the cicadas’ return. She still has vivid memories of their last visit in 1996.

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“They were noisy, and very annoying – especially if you’re trying to barbecue outside,” she said.

Geraldine said the cicadas were all over everything.

“They’re kind of ugly looking and crunchy” when stepped on…

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