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January 30, 2013

KEEP CALM they’re only 17-YEAR CICADAS

Filed under: Brood II | Magicicada | Memes | Periodical | Pop Culture — Dan @ 5:55 pm

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Keep Calm, they're only 17-Year Cicadas

Here’s my entry into the popular KEEP CALM meme. “KEEP CALM they’re only 17-YEAR CICADAS”.


  1. Simone Braga says:

    Hi, there! Thank you so much for all the information! I am from Brazil and love Cicadas! For my childhood in the State of São Paulo, they announced the Summer!
    Now, i live in New York and am designing, planting, landscaping a school garden at this time…we will plant hybiscus, cleome, clematis, buddleias, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, rudbeckias and so on… do you think that they are going to eat our new plants and small trees? Thank you, Simone.

    1. Dan says:


      Cicadas are only interested in trees, so any plant that is not a tree, you don’t have to worry about. Cicadas also don’t eat the plant. Any damage the cause happens when they lay eggs in a branch. Small trees you might worry about, but if the cicadas actually show up in your yard, you can try one of the following:

      Spray them off with a garden hose.
      Foil around the trunk (to keep them from crawling up)
      Insect barrier tape.
      Place netting over your precious ornamental trees: Try a landscaping supply place – where you bought the baby trees in the first place.

  2. Juanita Woods says:

    This website has been bookmarked as a favorite for many years. Now you are on Facebook and Twitter!

    Welll done and great information!

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