How can I keep cicadas away?

Asked March 19, 2019, 10:48 PM EDT

How can I keep cicadas away?

Mahoning County Ohio

1 Response

Hi -

The cicadas will only be here 2-4 weeks once they begin emerging (probably late May). Depending on where you live, you may not experience any. For the map of where we believe the emergence will take place, click on this link:
https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-58

This factsheet also explains the life cycle. They will not bite or harm you in any way. If you have a pet that likes to eat them, you may want to keep it inside or away from them during the initial emergence.

Otherwise, it is just an amazing thing to see and it is only once every 17 years!

Enjoy the spectacle of nature!