My yard has been inundated by cicadas. When I travel in the county I seen...

Asked June 1, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT

My yard has been inundated by cicadas. When I travel in the county I seen nothing even close to the number of cicadas that are in my yard. Is this a problem for the trees in my yard or other plants.

Lake County Ohio

1 Response

Because it happens only once in seventeen years their is a lot of interest in Cicadas.
Although they look very menacing they do not cause much damage. In mature trees they will feed on newly formed vegetation. The biggest risk comes to newly planted trees that are just being established. If you have recently planted trees it may be a good idea to protect them with netting. This portion of the Cicada life cycle is relatively short and they should be gone in a few weeks. This is truly one of the more unusual phenomenons of nature and one that you can remember and tell your grandchildren about.

Les Ober