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How Birdwatching Can Combat Spotted Lanternfly

Pennsylvania is now officially under siege from Spotted Lanternfly! This insect is highly destructive, and one of the biggest problems in controlling them is that they have no known predators here in the United State. Penn State is taking measures to change that by studying the habits of local birds, and they need help from…

October 2, 2020
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Why You Need to Schedule Your Spotted Lanternfly Treatments Now!

If you haven’t seen Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs on your property yet, take a closer look! Our office has been swamped with phone calls about controlling these nasty pests. While we anticipated a population explosion this year, the reality is even worse than expected! Read on to learn why you need to schedule your Spotted Lanternfly…

July 1, 2020
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Spotted Lanternfly: How to Get Rid of Nymphs

The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has invaded the Philadelphia area.  All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, carefully encased in a protective, hardened layer of secretion. Now that they’ve emerge as nymphs, it’s time to take action! Read on to find out how to identify and combat Spotted…

May 23, 2020
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Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt Activity for Kids!

Spotted Lanternfly are beautiful but destructive insects that have invaded Pennsylvania. The good news is kids can help get rid of Spotted Lanternfly! Read on to learn why these are bad bugs, and what you need to know to go on your own Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt!

March 19, 2020
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Check Your Christmas Tree for Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses
Egg Masses are laid in rows and covered with a clay-like secretion. Finding the perfect Christmas trees is one of the highlights of the holiday season. However, with the recent invasion of the Spotted Lanternfly, many Pennsylvanians are left wondering if they should be hesitant about bringing a possible tainted topiary into their home! Is there...
December 5, 2019
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What is Pennsylvania Doing About Spotted Lanternfly?
We were warned about the spread of Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect that has been creeping it’s way across Pennsylvania since 2014. In previous years, Berks County has been the hardest hit, but now the Spotted Lanternfly has made it's way into Bucks, Montgomery and Chester Counties, and even into Philadelphia. This bug has been...
September 26, 2019
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Spotted Lanternfly: Everything You Need to Know

There’s a lot of information going around about Spotted Lanternfly now that the insects have emerged in Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties. What is this insect and what does it look like? Where in our area has it been seen? What kind of damage can it do? How do we get rid of Spotted Lanternfly? The…

August 1, 2019
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Why You Need to Worry about Spotted Lanternfly

The Spotted Lanternfly is a new pest that has invaded our area.  These beautiful but nasty bugs are swarming Pennsylvania in concerning numbers. First spotted in 2014, Penn State’s Agriculture Extension has been monitoring the Spotted Lanternfly and issuing warnings about this invasive insect. They’re a problem for local farmers who are losing fruit and…

June 26, 2018
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