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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 06:12 PM
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One of our properties in NE Pa had a lot of cicadas and we tried the spray,not such a good process but luckily the cicadas also attracted something very scary looking but very efficient, cecada killer wasps. They scared the crap out of a groundskeeping crew but we're not aggressive but more like carpenter bees.
We considered spraying the wasps because they were big and borrow into the ground and mulch beds, but once finding out what they were left them do their thing.
They did kill off many of the cicadas and burried them into the ground, possibly as food for their larvae.

If you would like some I could ship you a couple hundred thousand, not sure how docile they would still be after a ride in a FedEx truck
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The cicaddas did a number on my young pear and chestnut trees 2 years ago. I didn't know then that they would harm them. It really set them back about 2 years and I lost a couple of them. I would go for netting.

Bigger trees aren't too much of an issue as the damage amounts to a pruning of the tree.
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One of our properties in NE Pa had a lot of cicadas and we tried the spray,not such a good process but luckily the cicadas also attracted something very scary looking but very efficient, cecada killer wasps. They scared the crap out of a groundskeeping crew but we're not aggressive but more like carpenter bees.
We considered spraying the wasps because they were big and borrow into the ground and mulch beds, but once finding out what they were left them do their thing.
They did kill off many of the cicadas and burried them into the ground, possibly as food for their larvae.

If you would like some I could ship you a couple hundred thousand, not sure how docile they would still be after a ride in a FedEx truck
I have had a lot of Cicada killer wasps in my lawn for quite a few years. I used to kill them but I don't anymore, they are not aggressive and they do more good than harm.

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