Cicada Madness

Hearing a weird noise lately?  It’s that time of year again, Cicada’s are out in full swing.  If you’ve been hearing a weird noise coming from your trees, it’s possible it may be a Cicada.

Garden Pest Control

Cicada on a Tree

Cicadas can grow up to 4 inches in length and are plant eaters.  When they are in their younger stages of life, they eat the roots of the plant.  However, as an adult, a Cicada will feed on the fluid from plants.

Damage to plants in minimal, but if you’re looking to keep them out of your garden, a regular pest control application is needed.  Cicadas are unable to bite or sting us.  In fact, they’re quite harmless.

The noise created from a Cicada is produced by male Cicadas.  The males use their organs on their abdomen to create this noise.  When one male Cicada begins to “sing”, the rest will follow, creating an intense level of sound.

If you have a garden and are seeing this pests, it is advised to have it treated with a residual insecticide.  This will kill many of the insects that invade your garden space.  If you have small trees or shrubs, you may cover them with a cloth during their active season.  Cicadas also serve as a major food source to birds and fish.

If you are having a problem with pests in your garden, call Essential today for help at (520) 886-3029.

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