Our latest Invasive Pest is now firmly established in Northern Chester and Montgomery counties. We have begun control treatments in North Coventry, Chester Springs, Kimberton and other locales. The life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) has now entered the Adult Stage making control much more difficult. The adults will be mating and laying eggs over the next month or so.
- Sticky “honeydew” and resulting Black Sooty Mold
- Egg masses – a greyish/brown mud-like mass on tree trunks and other vertical surfaces
- Weeping wounds leaving a dark grey trail along the trunk
- Also watch for them to congregate in large groups at dawn & dusk