If you've been near the woods in Bedford or Franklin Counties this week, you've probably heard the sound of Cicadas.
Every 17 years, the bugs crawl out of the ground and begin their mating ritual. They emit a constant, loud noise for several weeks that serves as a mating call.
The bugs have a short life above ground and quickly wilt away, leaving behind brown skeletons.
Wildlife experts say the Cicadas should be gone no later than June.