There has been a lot of news recently on the pending arrival of cicadas in the Northeast. Scientists are calling the upcoming infestation Brood II. Their arrival depends on the ground temperature. Once the ground temperature reaches 64 degrees they will break the surface of the earth. Scientists are estimating we will see 30 million, but they really don’t know and won’t know until they arrive.
There isn’t much to worry about when it comes to your landscapes, the cicadas are coming to reproduce, not feed. Potentially some saplings or young shrubs could be damaged, but overall you really have nothing to worry about. To learn more you can also read the article EAST ABOUT TO BE OVERRUN BY BILLIONS OF CICADAS from the associated press.
If you are at all concerned about how the cicadas will affect your landscape give us a call at 908.204.9918.