Cicada Killer on top of a Cicada
Cicada Killers get their name from hunting cicadas. Most commonly, people get irritated because these large flying insects appear to look like oversize yellow jackets.
1-1 5/8", yellow and black, can be confused with a yellow jacket; however cicadas are mush larger in size.
Though Male cicada killers cannot sting, females can. They will only sting when stepped on, most commonly from children playing in the yard.
These flying insects use the ground to nest. Cicadas do not share nests, which will make a cicada infestation ruin a lawn. You will be able to notice cicada nests because of small dirt piles they leave behind. Cicadas are found across America except the west coast, Hawaii and Alaska.
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Treating these pests must be performed by dusting/ using aerosol. In most states this treating method can only be performed by train technicians. If you wish to have a licensed pest control technician treat you cicada infestations please use our “Find A Pest Control Company” feature.