17 year locusts

After 17 years underground, billions of cicadas are about to emerge all over the East Coast. Although they might be harmless, they'll outnumber humans 600 to 1. Louis Sorkin from the Museum of Natural History joins us to tell us what we need to know.
After 17 years underground, billions of cicadas are about to emerge all over the East Coast. Although they might be harmless, they'll outnumber humans 600 to 1. Louis Sorkin from the Museum of Natural History joins us to tell us what we need to know.
WATCH: "It can be like raking leaves in the fall, except instead of leaves, it's dead cicada bodies," cicada researcher Dan
They're baaaack! After 17 years, Brood II cicadas will descend on the D.C. area this year between April and June. According to magicicada.org, a project sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Brood II cicadas will begin to emerge when the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees.
The last time Magicicada rose along the Eastern Seaboard was 1996; at the time, the New York Times provided a handy recipe