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. (Read More)
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. (Read More)
How Has New Jersey Been Affected By The Spotted Lanternfly?
The Spotted Lanternfly was first introduced in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has been threatening agriculture in the state ever since. Now this invasive species has been spotted in Warren county and has been rapidly spreading to other counties in New Jersey! (Read More)
How We Treat The Spotted Lanternfly
The two most effective ways to kill Spotted Lanternflies are with either soil injection or bark treatment.
Soil Injection: We typically recommend the soil injection treatment for a few reasons. It’s a proactive approach that protects your trees from damage, does not harm non-target insects, and only combats insects feeding on the tree. (Read More)
Sticky Bands For Spotted Lanternflies…Do They Work?
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. (Read More)
What Type Of Damage Does The Spotted Lanternfly Make?
The Spotted Lanternfly arrived in Pennsylvania in 2014 from Asia. The spread of this invasive species has been prominent over the past few years. Despite quarantine efforts in Pennsylvania the Spotted Lanternfly has invaded several counties and caused massive amounts of damage.(Read More)