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Adult Cicada Control

Adult Cicada Control
In areas having a previous history of high populations of periodicals cicadas, certain preventative measures should be followed. In young fruit tree plantings, delay pruning fruit trees until after cicada emergence so damaged branches can be removed and a proper scaffolding of branches established. If pruning is done before the eggs hatch (five weeks or less after eggs are laid), burn the damaged twigs. When feasible, small, valuable shrubs, trees and ornamentals may be covered with cheesecloth or tobacco canvas (spun row cover) for protection while cicadas are present.  
 
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Information and Images provided by: Dr. Frank Hale (UTK)