Cue the music from Jaws. The 17 year Brood V Cicadas are due for emergence in the next few weeks and Hocking County is smack in the middle of the target area. I have been getting a few questions about them so here is a very nice video courtesy of the folks at Cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer. Get your earplugs ready for a fun spring!
Let me know when you start to see emergence. When temps at 8″ deep in the soil hit the mid-sixties for four days in a row watch out! All heck is going to break loose to the tune of 1.5 million Cicadas per acre. This is a once every 17 year event, it is time to party like its 1999!
The Bugdoc at OSU has a publicaton you can print on Periodical Cicada Control Tactics