We have had a ton of phone calls about the 13-year cicadas that have begun emerging from the ground in mass quantities. On Sunday, the Columbia Daily Tribune ran an excellent article about it.
In about a week, these little fellas will move up into the treetops and while you’ll probably still hear them singing, you won’t see them crawling all over everything. The bottom line is they won’t hurt you or your family, and don’t pose a threat to your established trees. Smaller trees may experience a bit of damage, but it’s better to feed those trees than try to treat the cicadas themselves with a pesticide. So, take a deep breath and try to appreciate this freaky weirdness for what it truly is…An incredible miracle of nature!