New Jersey Cicada Killer Control
Cicada killers are a type of large wasps. They get their name from the female cicada killers that capture and paralyze cicadas and place them in a burrow in the ground as food for their larvae. The burrows that these pests dig can cause problems in your yards and if they’re disturbed, they will sting you. To protect your New Jersey home or business, you need to learn about cicada killer behavior, take necessary precautions, and find effective cicada killer control options if you’re experiencing an infestation.
What Are Cicada Killers?
Cicada killers are large wasps named after their behavior of killing cicadas. Female cicada killers capture and sting other cicadas. Their sting releases a venom that paralyzes the cicada, but it doesn’t die right away. The cicada killer then puts the cicada in a burrow that she previously dug in the ground. Once the burrow is filled with more cicadas, the cicada killer lays an egg and seals the chamber, explain the pest management professionals at Viking. When the cicada killer larvae hatch, they feed on the paralyzed cicada for up to two weeks.
How to Identify Cicada Killers
Cicada killers are large wasps that are typically around two inches long. They are black or dark brown with yellow markings on their body. Cicada killers build burrows in the ground and may come out if they are disturbed by activity above the ground like mowing, explain the exterminators at Viking.
What Problems Can Cicada Killers Cause for New Jersey Home and Business Owners?
Having a cicada killer infestation at your home or business can make it difficult to care for or use your lawn. Mowing or having people walk on the lawn may disturb the cicada killers and prompt them to attack to protect their nests. A large infestation can also cause damage to the lawn making it look damaged and unhealthy, state the pest control experts at Viking.
When Are Cicada Killers Active in New Jersey?
Cicada killer activity picks up as the weather in New Jersey starts to warm. You can expect to see an increase in their activity from July through August to coincide with the hatching of annual-cycle cicadas, explain the pest management professionals at Viking.
How To Get Rid of Cicada Killers in New Jersey
Cicada killer prevention requires the help of a pest control expert in New Jersey like us. We don’t recommend trying to get rid of them yourself as you will probably get stung. We have treatment options that can help keep both cicadas and cicada killers out of your home and business.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Cicada Killers in New Jersey
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent cicada killers from invading your home or business in New Jersey. Call us for a free no-obligation estimate or schedule a service online with cicada killer exterminators today.