Public Meeting About Spotted Lanternfly
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When (Date/Time)April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, lays egg masses of 30-50 eggs wherever there's a flat surface—meaning that many home items easily transported can pack this pest and help it spread quickly. Therefore, a general quarantine over any area found to harbor the means that any material or object that can spread the pest cannot be moved. Experts are still learning about this threat to agriculture in Pennsylvania and the United States and how to combat it.
- This meeting is open to the public.
- There is no fee for this event but registration is requested.
Learn more about this invasive insect
- Why should we be concerned?
- What is the biology and life cycle?
- How does the quarantine order affect residents?
- What can you do to help?
Volunteers are needed!
We are also looking for volunteers to place sticky bands on Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven) throughout the summer and report how many spotted lanternflies are captured. Training and supplies will be available at this meeting.
If you would like to do this on your property:
- Please plan to stay for the last half hour of the meeting for training and supplies.
- Fill out this survey to sign up to volunteer. The survey also provides details on what volunteering entails.