Billions Of Cicadas Will Soon Emerge In Illinois And Across U.S.

They’re noisy, red-eyed and ready to rise from their 17-year slumber.

Billions Of Cicadas Will Soon Emerge In Illinois And Across U.S.
In this May 30, 1990, file photo, a cicada is found in suburban Elmhurst, Ill. Charles Bennett / AP Photo
Billions Of Cicadas Will Soon Emerge In Illinois And Across U.S.
In this May 30, 1990, file photo, a cicada is found in suburban Elmhurst, Ill. Charles Bennett / AP Photo

Billions Of Cicadas Will Soon Emerge In Illinois And Across U.S.

They’re noisy, red-eyed and ready to rise from their 17-year slumber.

For the first time in 17 years, billions of Brood X cicadas will emerge from the ground in parts of Illinois and around the country this spring.

Reset checks in with an expert for what to expect and why it’s important to track and document cicada populations.

GUEST: Gene Kritsky, dean of the school of behavioral and natural sciences at Mount St. Joseph University