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How to Remove and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

How to remove and destroy spotted lanternfly egg massesIt’s official- Spotted Lanternfly has made their way to Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the Philadelphia area. As we move into the cooler months of fall, the adult Spotted Lanternfly are dying off, but not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring. Now is the time for us to take action and destroy as many egg masses as we can. The experts at Giroud show you how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video below!

Removing and Destroying Egg Masses will Greatly Reduce the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly

The Spotted Lanternfly causes a lot of problems for trees, farmers and homeowners! Click here to read Why You Need to Worry about Spotted Lanternfly for more information.
It is going to take a statewide effort to combat the spread of this insect. Awareness is the first step! The PA Department of Agriculture is asking for the public’s help in combating the Spotted Lanternfly by destroying egg masses now through next May. One female Spotted Lanternfly can lay up to 100 eggs! 

In this instructional video, Giroud Tree and Lawn explains what to look for and how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses:

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Where to Find Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

The first place to look for egg masses is on the undersides of branches of trees where you see Spotted Lanternfly feeding from. However, these tricky insects will actually lay their eggs on virtually any smooth surface, typically on the undersides where the egg masses are better protected from predators. Egg masses can be found on:

  • Benches
  • Stones
  • Firewood
  • Cars
  • Playsets
  • Railings
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Patio Furniture

When In Doubt, Call a Certified Arborist!

If you have any questions about suspicious masses or any other evidence of Spotted Lanternfly on your property, call 215-682-7704 to schedule your FREE Spotted Lanternly Property Inspection. Your ISA Certified Giroud Arborist will be able to identify Spotted Lanternfly and develop a plan of attack. Together, we can all help stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly!


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