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Later in the spring, this brood of periodical cicadas —- which surfaces every 17 years -— will swarm the East Coast from North Carolina to New York and farther north.
Stink bugs are likely to come roaring back in 2013, according to University of Maryland entomology professor Mike Raupp.
It's a war out there - a battle against the mosquitoes carrying the dreaded West Nile virus.
Have no fear. WTOP spoke with Mike Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland, who has tips for keeping clear of ticks and the Lyme disease they often carry.
The unusually warm start to spring could allow bugs with multiple generations -- like stink bugs, aphids and spider mites -- to get a head start and complete more generations than normal, leading to an overall larger population.
Stink bugs are starting to invade the nation's capital -- and much of the country -- crawling out of their winter hiding places and getting on the nerves of exasperated homeowners.
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