April 13, 2020

How to safely manage spotted lanternfly on your property

The advent of spring also means the arrival of spotted lanternfly nymphs. While these pests may be small at first, they’ll soon grow to full-size adults. As soon as you see spotted lanternfly, please kill it and report it online or by calling 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359). But how can a homeowner safely manage the SLF population? You may be tempted to inundate your yard with pesticide, but that may not be the best course of action. Here are some quick alternatives. More detailed information can be found on the Penn State Extension website. Sticky bands Sticky bands are, as the name […]
April 6, 2020

What the new Spotted Lanternfly quarantine map means for homeowners

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) announced that the Pennsylvania Spotted Lanternfly quarantine zone has been expanded from 14 counties to 26, most of which border the counties of the previous quarantine area. What this means The additional twelve counties have been added to the quarantine map  as part of a state-wide initiative to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly (SLF). While this change does indicate that SLF is being found in new areas, it’s important to note that the new counties in the quarantine zone are not completely infested.  Spotted lanternfly have been found in specific municipalities […]