I'd like to prepare for an oncoming emergence of cicadas.
I saw one article say the following:
Cicadas sometimes confuse the vibrations of power tools with the vibrations of the males. As a result, males and female cicadas may swarm to you if you're using power tools, lawn trimmers, leaf blowers, or mowers.
Another article says the following:
Technically cicadas don’t bite or sting; they do however pierce and suck. They might try to pierce and suck you, but don’t worry, they aren’t Vampires nor are they malicious or angry — they’re just ignorant and think you’re a tree. Just remove the cicada from your person, and go about your business. Cicadas also have pointy feet, egg-laying parts (ovipositors) and other sharp parts that might feel like a bite.
Is there any type of insect repellent (such as permethrin, picaridin, or something else) that would prevent cicadas from coming near me if I'm outside using noisy equipment or if I'm just standing around outside and they confuse me for a tree?