Don't let Cicadas destroy your trees and shrubs. Brood V emerges from its 17-year gestation this spring. And the nymphs will be hungry. You can protect young trees and shrubs with 1/4-inch mesh insect netting.
Cicadas spend their brief life eating and mating. Females cut slits in small branches of deciduous trees laying up to a dozen eggs in each and causing the branch to die. A single female produces up to 600 eggs