A major Cicada brood emergence can cause serious damage to your trees and bushes. Cicada tree and bush damage can even be fatal to small trees and bushes. Insecticides are not effective. 1/4-inch insect pest netting is effective. Here are some cicada damage pictures. It shows what these insects do to unprotected trees and bushes.
Seen enough cicada damage pictures? Then, let’s talk about cicada control.
Insecticides are ineffective on these large insects.
Insect Netting is the most effective way to protect young trees and shrubs, which are most susceptible. Because Cicadas are large insects, 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.
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