How Has Pennsylvania Been Affected By The Spotted Lanternfly?
The spread of the Spotted Lanternfly to several counties have Pennsylvania residents on high-alert. This invasive insect is wreaking havoc on orchards, tree nurseries, yards, and more! The Spotted Lanternfly poses a threat to Pennsylvania agriculture production and many areas in PA are currently in quarantine zones.
The Spotted Lanternfly arrived in Pennsylvania in 2014 from Asia. This insect is native to China, Vietnam, and India. The Spotted Lanternfly uses it’s piercing mouthpart to feed on trees, excreting honeydew in the process. The honeydew is a sticky fluid that promotes mold and further damages many trees.
The United States Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture have been working together to research, educate the public, and treat the areas affected by the Spotted Lanternfly.
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Pennsylvania's trees and landscape industries that are worth $18 billion a year are at stake, along with the diminishing the quality of life of the people dealing with the Spotted Lanternfly.
What To Do About The Spotted Lanternfly?
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