Pennsylvania Cicada Killer Control
To protect your Pennsylvania home or business, you need to learn about the behavior of cicada killers, take the necessary precautions, and find effective cicada killer control options should an infestation occur.
What Are Cicada Killers?
Cicada killers are large wasps named after their behavior of killing cicadas. Female cicada killers capture and sting a cicada. The sting releases a venom that paralyzes the cicada but does not kill it right away. The cicada killer then takes the cicada back to a burrow that she dug in the ground. Once the burrow is stocked with cicadas, the cicada killer lays an egg and then seals the chamber, explain the pest control experts 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 abdomen. Cicada killers build burrows in the ground and may come out when disturbed by activity above the ground like mowing, explains Viking’s certified entomologist.
What Problems Can Cicada Killers Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners?
Living in Pennsylvania and having a lawn outside your home or business puts you at risk for developing an issue with these bugs. Viking exterminators explain 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 try and protect their nests and sting you. A large infestation can also cause damage to the lawn and leave it looking damaged and unhealthy.
Consult a pest management professional from our team to minimize your risk.
When Are Cicada Killers Active in Pennsylvania?
Cicada killers live between one to two months. Adult cicada killers emerge in the summer months. The females spend most of their time burrowing, killing cicadas, and laying eggs.
How To Control Cicada Killers in Pennsylvania
Cicada killer prevention requires the help of a pest control expert in Pennsylvania like us. We don’t recommend trying to get rid of them yourself. You may even get stung. We have treatment options that can help keep both cicadas and cicada killers out of your home and business.
Viking Pest Control Can Help Control and Prevent Cicada Killers in Pennsylvania
Viking Pest Control offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent cicada killers from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Call us for a free no-obligation estimate or schedule a service online with cicada killer exterminators today.