The Spotted Lanternfly has only been in the U.S for a few years but has already done extensive damage. If you live in one of the areas affected by this invasive species then you know how quickly they leave destruction in their path. It’s time to take action but what option is best for killing the Spotted Lanternflies? We are here to help by answering some common questions we receive about how to get rid of the Spotted Lanternfly.
Can I Use Sticky Bands?
When the Spotted Lanternfly is in the early nymph stage they can be found moving up and down trees as they feed. This is generally the only time people may have some success with capturing these insects with sticky bands. It is important to know that this is only a temporary solution. It is not the most effective way to kill Spotted Lanternflies. By June, the Spotted Lanternfly develops wings that aid its movement, resulting in very few being caught by the same technique.
Should I Try Other Home Remedies?
No, and here’s why. Home remedies such as boric acid, soap, vinegar, or anything else found online could be dangerous, potentially harming you and your family (kids, pets, etc). These home remedies may also violate federal laws.
Can I Hire Anyone To Kill Spotted Lanternflies?
No. If you hire a contractor to kill Spotted Lanternflies they must have a permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Find out more about who to hire and how to avoid illegal contactors.