Spotted Lanternfly Control Program
The Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive insect species native to parts of Southeast Asia. Its US arrival began in 2014 and was first detected in 2014 in Berks County, PA. Since then, the pests have spread to 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, including Lancaster, Lebanon, and Chester. Possible egg sites include vehicles, campers, yard furniture, wood piles, farm equipment of other items stored outdoors.
DO YOU HAVE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ON YOUR PROPERTY?
The Spotted Lanternfly seems to require Tree of Heaven to reproduce. Other vulnerable trees include ornamental fruit trees such as cherry, plum, pear and crabapple trees as well as maples and possibly poplar trees. If you have these trees on your property, you’re at a higher risk for full-scale infestation.
EVIDENCE OF SPOTTED LANTERFLY
- Black mold on bark and leaves called “black sooty mold”
- Weeping sap wounds on tree trunks
- Egg masses on flat surfaces (commonly tree trunks) covered in a gray substance similar to putty.
- Black or red instars (young) or adult laternflies feeding on your trees.
Express Lawn & Landscape offers a Spotted Lanternfly Control program that includes a personalized recommendation tailored to each property. This program is based on the recommendations from the Penn State Extension offices, and includes an inspection of your property, removal of hos Ailanthus plants, instruction on the use of sticky bands, and a program of population control treatments on target plants.
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