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Cicada BroodX

Cicada Resources

Ask an entomologist! 

What cicada related questions are buzzing in your brain? 
Join us for an informative chat and live Q&A session with local entomologist Gaye Williams as she shares her expertise on the pending Cicada Brood X. We'll answer YOUR questions live on the call- drop a question in the event discussion feed, or submit ahead of time via our "Ask A Gardener" form at
Please note- there will not be video for this call (cameras off, audio only) but you are welcome to join the call on your computer or by phone.
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 Protect your trees with Cicada Netting

 Female cicadas lay their eggs by cutting slits in the bark of trees, placing as many as 600 eggs in a single branch! This stress does not typically affect larger trees, but in young trees or smaller varieties it can lead to tree death. The best protection is cicada netting, a specialized insect screening with openings smaller than 1/2'' - a good rule of thumb? If you need a ladder to install the netting, you probably don't need it at all. Need more advice? Drop a line (and picture!) via our submission form, or stop by your local Ace for more details.

Cicada Educational Resources

The Maryland Department of Agriculture assembled a number of wonderful resources on the upcoming Cicada BroodX. Here are a few we found helpful:

Cicada Fact Sheet 

READ: USA Today, “When will the cicadas emerge in 2021? How long will they be around after they come out? When will they be back?

WATCH: Cicada Crew UMD, “How to Net a Small Tree to Exclude Cicadas

REPORT: and to report sightings​

Brood Maps

Mid-Atlantic Brood Map. Photo Credit Cicada.Info.jpg

 Mid-Atlantic Brood Map. Photo Credit: Cicadas.Info