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 counties and their surrounding areas.
Why You Need to Report Spotted Lanternfly Sightings
The spotted lanternfly feeds on a wide range of plants—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.
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.
This pest can change the quality of life and landscape of your community, so don’t wait to report any sightings. You can do that through the PennState Extension, which is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
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. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote.