A rare event, one that has not taken place since 1803, is going to happen this year.

Picture a trillion insects all coming out of the ground at once and swarming in the sky...

Creepy, right? Well, it is happening, and it will be loud.

According to a CBS News article, for the first time in hundreds of years, both 13-year-old and 17-year-old cicadas will emerge from the ground at the same time. The last time epic insect swarm took place, Thomas Jefferson was president. Let that sink in.

And it will be LOUD. According to an NBC News article,

The insects are known to emit a high-pitched buzz, or mating song, that can reach up to 100 decibels — roughly equivalent to a motorcycle or jackhammer.

They are the loudest insect in the world. If you have never heard a swarm of cicadas, this is what just one sounds like:

Now imagine a trillion of them at once...

So what is the deal with the trillion of cicadas emerging this year, and will we see them in New England?

Likely not this year, but 2025 for sure.

So this year's cicada swarm will be more south. The 13 and 17-year-olds will emerge starting this April. However, a lot of states will not see or hear them until May or June.

The 2024 swarm will be Midwest-focused, with the cicadas emerging above Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, and likely even Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

The cicada swarm in New England will take place in 2025 all over New England. However, the bulk of the mating swarm will be in Rhode Island and Cape Cod.

Next year's swarm, the one that will affect New England, will not be as impressive as this rare one taking place in the Midwest in the next week or two.

7 Invasive Insect Species That Can Damage Crops and Other Plants in New Hampshire

In an effort to inform the public on the types of invasive species that are known to be found in their state, the USDA offers a handy dandy "Pest Tracker". This allows you to simply click the name of your state from the drop-down menu provided to see pictures of the different insects and weeds, along with descriptions of the type of plant life they target and the damage they can do if they're not dealt with.

Gallery Credit: Kira

13 Animals You Can Actually Own in Maine That Might Surprise You

When it comes to house pets, are you a dog, cat, or ostrich person? Yes, ostrich. You may be surprised what pets you are legally allowed to own depending on what state you live in. Here is a list of 13 pets you can surprisingly own in the state of Maine.

More From 97.5 WOKQ