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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Spotted Lanternfly

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ALERT:  Spotted Lantern Fly has arrived in our community!

 

THINGS TO KNOW:

 

  • Please note that the Spotted Lantern Fly is not just a Township or a County, but a State issue.
  • Spraying and removal of the host tree is not an option for us.
  • It is important to understand that SLF cannot be prevented from coming onto any one property.
  • SLF adults tend to fly to new trees to feed in the late summer.
  • Properties adjacent to land with high populations of SLF will likely experience higher populations of SLF when the adults begin to move around.
  • Spotted Lanternfly will NOT sting or bite humans or animals but can become more of a nuisance. 
  • Survey your own property and community for possible SLF life stages. Any efforts you make in destroying the Spotted Lanternfly or its egg masses will help you and community reduce populations 
  • Spread the word to friends and neighbors

 

***Further questions can be sent to the NJ State Department of Agriculture at SLF-plantindustry@ag.nj.gov***

 

Helpful links:


Video Link - One Minute to Lanternfly, Don't Panic!!!

 

https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/homeowner-resources/

 

https://newjersey.news12.com/just-destroy-it-dept-of-agriculture-wants-nj-residents-to-be-aware-of-spotted-lanternfly


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