Cicadas 'emerging' in northeast Ohio

Cicadas out in full force in Brecksville

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - They're baaaaaaack.

The cicadas have returned to northeast Ohio. Not everyone will see the pesky Cicadas. That's not the case in Brecksville. The insects are out in full force.

Cicadas sleep and feed underground for 17 years before they emerge and annoy most of the population.

"We're at the beginning stages of the emergence," Mark Warman of the Cleveland MetroParks said. "When the soil temperature reaches a certain point, that's when they will start their emergence."

Warman explained cicadas are merely here to help.

"They don't sting. They don't bite. Their natural defense is safety in numbers. Their goal is to satisfy all the predators around," Warman said.

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