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Spotted Lanternfly Program

a spotted lanternfly sitting on a tree

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam that was accidentally brought to the United States. This pest was first spotted in Berks County and has since been discovered in multiple southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware counties.

Why You Need to Report Spotted Lanternfly Sightings

The spotted lanternfly feeds on a wide range of plants (over 70!)⁠—from trees to crops⁠—sucking up sap from the stems and trunks. In the younger stage, they’ll feed on almost anything.

This wounds the plants, leaving trees and crops vulnerable to disease.

Spotted Lanternfly stages of life

How Quickly Do Spotted Lanternflys Grow?

After hatching, spotted lanternflies only take about two months to reach adulthood, so it does not take long for the egg masses on your trees to turn into a giant swarm.

The presence of this pest has the potential to greatly impact the quality of life and landscape in your community. Don't hesitate to report any sightings, as swift action is crucial.

How to Report Spotted Lanternfly Sightings (State By State Guide)


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Green Lawn Fertilizing Can Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies

Green Lawn Fertilizing can get rid of any spotted lanternflies around your home, community, or business and help prevent them from returning by treating the affected trees on your property. To learn more about Spotted Lanternfly treatment or other lawn care services call us today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote.

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