Summer is about to get a whole lot noisier here in Missouri.

The Cicada eggs laid 17 years ago are about to hatch. The noisy insects should start emerging this weekend.

What’s all the noise about? The males will “sing” to attract females for the following two to three weeks.

Fisherman along the Mississippi and Meramec banks and lakes don’t expect the fish to bite much for a while because they’ll be stuffed with cicadas.

The next 17-year hatch will be in 2031.

Enjoy the your last week of peace and quite St. Louis!