Spotted Lanternflies have been wreaking havoc all over Pennsylvania and making residents miserable. Many jump to any solution they can to rid themselves of these invasive insects. People are using everything from soap to pesticides!
A new, inexpensive solution being sold is sticky bands but do they really work?
When Spotted Lanternflies are in their nymph stage they don’t have wings. Therefore, the insect moves up and down on trees while feeding, making them vulnerable and easier to catch during this developing stage. This is when sticky bands are most effective.