Now that the much-discussed 17-year cicadas have begun their emergence, many have wondered how the insects should be dealt with. As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, the cicadas will be on the sides of houses and buildings, and on trees. The periodical bugs, known to be the longest living insects, have been maturing underground for 17 years. "It can be creepy, especially if you already have a fear of insects," said Rutgers Entomology Chair Dr. George Hamilton. They can also be loud. But Hamilton emphasized that they are harmless.
/ / / Experts: Don’t Be Afraid Of Cicadas