Cicadas in North Carolina


Get ready to embrace the buzz—Brood XIX cicadas are ready to emerge in North Carolina! These fascinating insects, known for their synchronized emergence every 13 to 17 years, are set to make their presence known with their distinctive songs and vibrant appearance. While it may seem like a scene out of a science fiction movie, the cicadas’ arrival is a natural wonder that we Southern locals eagerly anticipate.

The ample greenery of our beautiful state provides the perfect habitat for these buzzing critters. From RTP to Chatham County and beyond, residents can expect to encounter swarms of cicadas as they emerge from their underground slumber. While their sheer numbers may seem overwhelming, it’s important to remember that these insects are harmless and play a vital role in the ecosystem.

In their short lifespan above ground (approximately 4-6 weeks in total), cicadas leave a lasting impression on the environment. As they emerge, they provide a feast for birds and other predators, contributing to the local food web. Their burrowing activities aerate the soil, promoting healthy plant growth. So as threatening as they may look, these creatures are bumbling, harmless insects that thrive high up in the trees.

Residents of North Carolina are urged to embrace the spectacle of Brood XIX and observe the wonders of nature, turning this once-in-a-generation event into a memorable experience for all. So, get ready to welcome the cicadas with open arms (and ears)! After all, they’re just here to sing their hearts out before retreating underground for another decade!

For those concerned about managing other pests amidst the cicada invasion, we’ve got your back! Here at Kind Pest Control, our Raleigh exterminators are well-equipped to handle any pest control needs that may arise during this time, ensuring comfort for you and your family. Whether it’s addressing ants, spiders, stink bugs or stinging insects in North Carolina our team has got you covered across several central counties. Give us a call at 919-981-9798 to get started this week!

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