Now that the cicada invasion has just about run it's course here in
the Northeast does anyone know if there is any way to treat the
expectant nymph invasion from the cicadas?
Since the females have layed their eggs on tree branch ends it is only
a matter of time before the tiny nymphs float to the ground and burrow
down to the tree roots. I'd like to try and prevent that from
happening - i.e. kill the nymphs after they've floated to the ground
and prior to them digging down under the soil surface.
Any suggestions on a spray or powder to use, or is it not worth the
On 12 Jul 2004 13:01:51 -0700, w email@example.com (Walter Cohen)
:) Since the females have layed their eggs on tree branch ends it is only
:) a matter of time before the tiny nymphs float to the ground and burrow
:) down to the tree roots. I'd like to try and prevent that from
:) happening - i.e. kill the nymphs after they've floated to the ground
:) and prior to them digging down under the soil surface.
Probably just need to read up on the lyfe cycle of the species in your
area and can do a general treatment a day or two after when you feel
they hatch out. Doubtful you will ever see any benefit from such a
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.
In the fine newsgroup "alt.consumers.pest-control",
firstname.lastname@example.org (Curly Sue) artfully composed this
message within < (Walter
I agree. It was only a nuisance for a short while, and they were
somewhat entertaining in their bumbling ways. Besides, mid-July
means they've probably already dropped to the ground and are
already sucking on tree roots. Of course I'm in the Mid-Atlantic,
so others to the west of the this area might be still finishing up.
Probably New york.
Last month they dive bombed us in Virginia.
Only in certian elevations.
I grabbed one the wings by a rest stop on I95 and touched the legs slyly on
my daus bare shoulder. Horrification !!
Big and plump, kinda like nice shrimp cocktail .
In the fine newsgroup "alt.consumers.pest-control", Tom Randy
< on 12 Jul
I'm in Maryland and while some areas were absolutely infested with
them, other areas even just miles away had none. I imagine it has to
do with development, since so much of the state has really changed in
the last 17 years.
Usually by this time of the year here in Nebraska we're hearing the sweet
sounds of cicadas. >>
If they sing sweetly they must be a different subspecies than the ones here
(New Orleans.) They perch in the oak trees and go eeeeEEEEeeeEEEE then work up
to a choral crescendo and fall silent--fpr a few blessed moments. The first
time I head them I thought something had gone wrong with the outdoor power
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