Cicada Sound Demonstrated In Audio Recording

05/11/2013 01:16 pm ET

Billions of the red-eyed bugs are expected to swarm the East Coast for six weeks after temperatures get warm enough -- but what does a brood of insects that can be as loud as a jet engine sound like? Have a listen below:

Take a look at Radiolab's Cicada Tracker if you want to find out when to mentally prepare for the invasion.

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