What To Do If You Find the Spotted Lanternfly on Your Property
Unfortunately you may have discovered a new invasive pest in East Fallowfield Township, the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF).
Just like the Emerald Ash Borer, these pests pose a threat to homeowners’ trees and Pennsylvania’s agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, and nursery industries. The spotted lanternfly attacks fruit trees by feeding on the sap in the trunks, branches, twigs, and leaves. While digesting the sap, it excretes a sticky fluid which attracts other insects and encourages the growth of mold.
East Fallowfield Township is in the quarantine zone, meaning that if you travel outside of the zone you should check your car and outdoor equipment for spotted lanternfly eggs, nymphs, and adults before moving within or out of the quarantine zone. Don't move firewood.
The Penn State Extension is also recommending the Following Methods to Stop the Spread of Lanternfly (SLF):
Band trees to catch nymphs
It's up to homeowners to manage their own private properties and work to eradicate the spotted lanternfly. Click Below to Learn More about Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners:
For more information on Spotted Lanternfly Public Meetings click here:
Call the Spotted Lanternfly Hotline at 1-888-422-3359 with questions on spotted lanternfly management or to report a sighting. You may also report a spotted lanternfly sighting from the website: