During the spring months, cicadas can be a nuisance for any homeowner. The primary problem with the cicada is the way that it can damage the trees and plants in the yard. Although the best way to control cicadas is to prevent them from being able to reproduce every season, there are also ways to remove the pest after it has started to damage the plants and trees root system,
Prevent the Insects From Moving Into the Yard
Might not be that easy to keep the cicada out of your yard, you can protect shrubs with netting if you have a huge population issue every year, most damage to plants occur to growers.
Cicada females will lay their eggs in the twigs about a foot or so from the end of branches of hard wood and shrubs. More than anything the cicadas will attract female wasps the cicada killer, which has a very painful sting. The female wasp will capture the cicadas, paralyze it and then drag it back into the soil where she then be food for her young to feed on as they grow.
Kill the Insects
How to Control Cicadas
When preventative measures do not work, it may be necessary to use an insecticide to eliminate the pest. Use an environmentally friendly insecticide to ensure that the plants in the yard and any pets or small children will not be harmed. Follow the instructions on the insecticide carefully to ensure that an appropriate amount is used to eliminate the pests. A dust can be applied into the openings where the adult and immature cicada may be found.
An insecticide can be used to kill the mature adult cicadas or to eliminate the nymphs before they can grow to adulthood. Adults can be sprayed directly with the insecticide or the treatment can be applied to the trees, bushes and plants before the insects start emerge during the spring months. By spraying a repellent or using an insecticide on the plants, it can prevent them from making a home in the yard or ensure that they will not live long enough to lay eggs if they do stay in the yard.
Cicadas can be a problem for property owners because they nuisance and potential harm caused with attracting the cicada killer. While there are preventative measures that do not require the use of insecticides, it is possible to use an environmentally friendly option to help discourage the insects from moving into the yard. The right spray or dust can remove the insects before they create a problem so that it is not necessary to wait until late spring or summer for planting projects.
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