The cicadas are coming!  The cicadas are coming! What the heck is a cicada?

According to Wikipedia, cicadas,

"...are insects in the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha (which was formerly included in the now invalid suborder Homoptera). Cicadas are in the superfamily Cicadoidea."

Well, that doesn't really help.  Cicadas are big, loud bugs that come around every 17 years.  And this year, it's going to be bad.

Or good...  I love the sound of cicadas.  It reminds me of my childhood growing up in the South.

Most people hate them.  And they can be scary if you've never experienced a swarm of the bugs.  Billions of cicadas are set to come around from North Carolina to Maine.

Watch this video from NBC to get more information on the cicadas.

View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.