“The coming frenzy of sex and death will last up to six weeks.”

So says the Washington Post, warning of an upcoming brood of 17-year cicadas that will swarm the region once the ground temperature reaches 64 degrees — which could happen as soon as late April. While this brood won’t be of quite the same magnitude as the one that gave me an unnerving welcome to DC back in 2004, we are still in for a harrowing experience.

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