Magicicada Brood II periodical cicadas will emerge in the Spring of 2013 in CT, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, and VA.
Protect trees and bushes with ¼" mesh cicada control netting. The branches of Apple Trees, Arborvitae, Ash, Beech, Berry vines, Crab Apple, Cherry, Dogwood, Fruit Trees, Grape vines, Hickory, Holly, Maple, Lilacs, Magnolia, Peach, Pear, Rose bushes, Spirea, and Willows are vulnerable. Most flowers, herbs and vegetables don't need protection from cicadas.
Cicadas, popularly known as locusts, are not harmful to humans. But significant damage to young trees and shrubs can occur when egg-laying females burrow into thin branches.
Cicada adults (locusts) are identified by their black bodies and red eyes. This 17-year species will emerge in this Spring and very early Summer (April-June) when soil temperatures reach 64 degrees. The East Coast Brood will impact the states of Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. For additional information click here.
Disposable plastic netting can prevent insects from laying their eggs in the twigs of small trees or shrubs. Choose from two grades of ¼" netting, a lighter weight, lower cost netting, and a heavier gauge netting for maximum strength.