Cicada Control Plastic Netting
Protect trees and bushes with ¼" hole opening, 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 can cause significant damage to young trees and shrubs when egg-laying females burrow into thin branches. Cicada adults (locusts) are identified by their black bodies and red eyes. Please refer to the University of Kentucky Entomology for more information regarding the Cicada insect.
Disposable plastic netting, made out of polypropylene resin, can prevent insects from laying their eggs in the twigs of small trees and shrubs. This is the perfect application for Cicada prevention!
How to Use Cicada Control Netting Informational Video
Where to Expect the Cicada Outbreak in 2021
There will be a Brood X 17-Year Cicada outbreak in 2021 in the states of Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. This emergence typically begins in mid-May and ends in late June when the soil 8" beneath the ground reaches 64 degrees F, usually after a warm rainfall. The 17-year Cicadas stay underground for 17 years to evolve in order to avoid predators that can sync up with their lifecycles and emergences. They come in such high numbers to overwhelm predators so enough of them can live on to continue breeding. All three 17-year species, Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini and Magicicada septendecula will emerge throughout the affected states. Get your Cicada protection netting prior to the start of the outbreak to protect your trees and shrubs!
Refer to Cicada Mania to learn all you need to know about this outbreak.
For installation of Cicada Netting, drape it over each tree or shrub, securing the net to the trunks of the trees. Install the netting prior to when Cicadas are forecasted to arive. Cable Ties from Industrial Netting are a suitable accessory to be used during installation to make the process simpler for you.
You can also check out our "Cicada Netting Successfully Installed" blog post on a successful Cicada Control Net installation with photos from one of our customers!
- Cicada Netting is bundled and packaged in cartons.
- Prices below do not include shipping and handling charges.
- Duties and taxes will be added for shipments into Canada.
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