Spotted Lanternfly Program
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.
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.
How to Report Spotted Lanternfly Sightings (State By State Guide)
- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture spotted lanternfly website.
Report SLF sightings in Pennsylvania online.
- New Jersey Department of Agriculture spotted lanternfly information
Report SLF sightings in New Jersey online.
- Delaware Department of Agriculture spotted lanternfly information
To report SLF sightings in Delaware, follow the instructions linked above and email HitchHikerBug@delaware.gov.
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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