Reports indicate cicadas are beginning to emerge

As soil temperatures rise, the swarm will increase
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | 5:58 p.m. CDT; updated 9:14 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 11, 2011

COLUMBIA – Bruce Barrett has seen isolated reports online of cicadas beginning to emerge in the Columbia area, but he's yet to see any of the insects himself and has been unable to verify the reports.