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Cicada Swarms Emerging in Parts of the U.S. This Year

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In Conclusion

Cicada swarms are emerging in parts of the United States this year as part of the natural cycle known as “Brood X” or the Great Eastern Brood. While cicadas may be annoying to outdoor workers due to their loud buzzing sound, they are harmless to humans and do not pose any health risks. These insects spend most of their lives underground and emerge as winged adults for a short period of time before mating, laying eggs, and starting the cycle anew. Cicadas also play an important role in the ecosystem as a food source for birds, mammals, and other wildlife.