A major Cicada brood emergence can cause serious damage to your trees and
bushes. They can even kill them, especially small trees and bushes.
Here are some pictures of damage to unprotected trees:
Cicada and Locust Protection and Control:
Insecticides are ineffective on these large insects.
Insect Netting is the most effective way to provide protection for
young trees and shrubs, which are most susceptible. Because Cicada are large
insects, a 1/4" mesh netting is effective. Wrap pest netting completely around
the tree and tie or seal it off, to keep any insects from finding an entryway.
Important Note: Even if the Cicadas have emerged in your area, you
have 5-10 days to cover young trees before the female begins to cause damage,
as she lays her eggs.
Learn about Cicadas
Cicada Brood Emergence by year
and affected states.
- at Garden Hobbies
Cicada Pictures and Images - See what the
"buzz" is all about.