Pest Control Solicitors
Aptive Environmental representatives have been making door to door pest control solicitations around Kingsley. They do not have permission to solicit within Kingsley or any of our neighboring cities. If anyone approaches your residence, call Chief Lamey and give him the description of the solicitors.
Kentucky is offering help to tenants with past due rent and utility bills during the COVID19 outbreak. See the Newsletters section for details and if you may be eligible.
There are many types of cicadas, Brood X is the larger version that visits the Ohio Valley west of Cincinnati every 17 years. This year you can expect to hear them make their mating calls and see their molted brown shell hanging onto vertical surfaces from late April through June. Mostly harmless (but annoyingly noisy) to humans and pets, Brood X can do some serious damage to smaller trees and woody bushes. After mating, the females make slits in woody branches 1/4 to 1/2” in diameter and lay batches of eggs. Twigs break at these weak spots and are left to dangle, turn brown and die. This “pruning” is not a serious problem for large trees but can adversely affect the developing structure of small trees or woody bushes. Also, eggs inserted in the slit will remain in the twigs for six to 10 weeks before hatching. The tiny nymphs then fall to the ground and burrow into the soil in search of tree roots. They use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to take sap from tree roots, which can also adversely affect young trees for years to come. Cicadas are not drawn to pine trees, or any tree that has a gummy sap.
Insecticides are fairly ineffective in protecting a tree, but it is recommended young trees be covered with 1/4” netting or cheesecloth. As soon as the first mating calls are heard, secure the covering around the trunk to prevent cicadas from climbing up to the limbs. The netting should be removed at the end of June or when cicada activity stops.
Home improvement stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot have 1/4” netting, and craft stores such as Hobby Lobby have cheesecloth. You can buy either online. If you need help securing the netting/cloth, contact:
With the easing of restrictions, we’re visiting our friends and family more. Don’t forget to make sure your guests know to park with all four wheels on the pavement, facing the direction of traffic. Violators will be given a ticket!