Cicada Spray?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shorty7616, May 11, 2004.

  1. shorty7616

    shorty7616 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    I have a customer that wants me to spray his Purple Plum trees with something before the Cicadas hit. WHAT do I use? ;)
  2. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

    I would try to educate him.

    Cicada do not eat anything as adults. Spraying would be ineffective since they do not eat and they are extremely mobile. The only damge they do is occasionally laying their eggs in young trees will do slight damge. (In my experience.)
  3. LittleOranges

    LittleOranges LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I'm an amature naturalist. Have facts on almost every living thing on the east coast and lots on North America. Hamons is right on.

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