ROANOKE, Va. – Prepare to listen to a symphony of cicadas as they migrate to our area.
These loud bugs might find yourself doing extra than simply mating as they may disrupt the native agriculture economic system.
Billions of periodical Brood X cicadas are anticipated to maneuver towards the South over the subsequent six weeks.
Although they could solely linger within the Southwest Virginia area for a few weeks, they may trigger nice harm to small tree nurseries and orchards.
Virginia Tech Entomology Professor Douglas Pfeiffer stated the bugs harm younger bushes by laying their eggs on small limbs.
“That will delay the bearing of a tree by a yr as a result of these broken little limbs must be pruned off and new limbs developed,” he stated.
For this reason Pfeiffer stated he encourages folks to not plant new apple bushes a yr or two earlier than an anticipated swarm of cicadas.
He stated not a lot could be carried out to forestall them so he encourages folks to take out their garden chairs and revel in their sound.
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