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Cicadas Are Coming in 2024

Cicadas Are Coming in 2024

Step outside this spring, and you might find yourself amidst a truly extraordinary event—cicadas emerging from the ground after decades of slumber. But this year, it's not just any emergence. It's a convergence of two ancient cicada broods that haven't emerged together for over two centuries, making this a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle!

Cicada Broods

Meet Brood XIII and Brood XIX—two groups of periodical cicadas, each with its own unique emergence cycle. Brood XIII pops up every 13 years, while Brood XIX emerges every 17 years. The last time these broods synced up was when Thomas Jefferson was president. That's a long time ago!

In 2024, it's happening again. These cicadas, also known as the Northern Illinois Brood (Brood XIII) and the Great Southern Brood (Brood XIX), are surfacing simultaneously, creating a buzz of excitement among scientists and nature lovers.

Periodical Cicadas

Periodical cicadas are different from the ones we see every year. They spend most of their lives underground, patiently waiting for the right moment to emerge, mate, and continue their life cycle. It's a massive event when they emerge, with billions of cicadas filling the air with their distinctive hum.

What Can You Do?

Now, you might be wondering, what can you do about these cicadas? Well, the truth is, there's not much you can do. Cicadas are part of nature's cycle, and their emergence is a phenomenon beyond our control. This synchronized emergence is incredibly rare, occurring only once every 221 years.

But don't worry! While we can't control the cicadas themselves, PestNow has your back when it comes to managing any pests they attract. With our Quarterly Pest Control and Wildlife services, we target a wide range of pests, including those drawn to cicadas like wasps, ants, spiders, rodents, and birds. Our expert team is equipped to keep your home pest-free, even during cicada season.