Spotted Lanternfly Update!

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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.

If you are seeing the Spotted Lanternfly, please let us know so that we can track their advancement! We can also provide you with a treatment plan to protect your landscape investment!

Susceptible Trees:

Tree of Heaven is far and away this pest’s favorite tree but the Spotted Lanternfly has been reported to attack over 20 species of trees including several ornamental landscape favorites such as crabapple, cherry, maple, birch and willow.

Signs of Spotted Lanternfly Activity:

  • 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

Be vigilant! Helps us control the spread of this potentially devastating pest!

Simply call or email us to report sightings and request a free initial assessment!

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