Information on insect identification and control, including leafminers, spiders, mosquitos, mites, beetles, ticks, cockroaches, termites, wasps, hornets, slugs, earwigs, grubs, aphids, lanternflies, weevils, maggots, centipedes, stinkbugs and IPM.
Tick bite prevention tips to reduce your risk
By Erika Machtinger, Steve Jacobs
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria and is transmitted by ticks.
Some tips to help you avoid spreading Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) regulations.
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Big, small, fuzzy, pretty, shiny, seen and unseen, there are three insects which pose a significant threat to our environment, and the quality of life in Pennsylvania.
Find out if your business or organization is required to have a Spotted Lanternfly permit in Pennsylvania.
By Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D.
Recommendations for safe pesticide applications to control spotted lanternfly infestations.
Untested homemade solutions may harm people, pets and plants. Their use can be unsafe and illegal.
The pest harms host plants and can render outdoor areas unusable by leaving behind honeydew, which attracts other insects and promotes the growth of sooty mold.
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Banding trees with sticky tape can capture and kill spotted lanternfly nymphs and adults. This non-toxic, inexpensive technique can be used on any tree.
By Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Heather L Leach
Insecticide recommendations for spotted lanternfly in tree fruit, updated August 2018.
Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is a new threat to Pennsylvania and the United States, and experts are still learning how to combat it.
By Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Heather L Leach
Insecticide recommendations for spotted lanternfly in grape, updated August 2018.
Many home remedies can be found on the internet, but are they the best choice?
By Erika Machtinger, Michael J. Skvarla
The Asian Longhorned tick is a recent invasive tick to Pennsylvania. This tick can be found on wildlife and on livestock. It is important to be aware of the presence of this tick and to implement prevention and control measures when necessary.
By Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker
Have you noticed a decline in yield without a clear explanation? It could be due to plant parasitic nematodes.
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Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that can damage many crops. Learn best practices to stop its spread. Businesses operating in the quarantine zone must have permits to move equipment and goods within and out of the zone.
By Heather L Leach, Michela Centinari, Ph.D.
This fact sheet provides identification, damage, quarantine, and management information for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that feeds on the vine trunk, shoots, and leaves of grape plants, among other crops.
See the results of turfgrass research, participate in tours and hands-on demonstrations, earn pesticide education credits, and attend informational sessions.
By Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.
A guide that reviews the identification, life cycle, current distribution, and techniques for managing spotted lanternfly on your property.
By Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.
A number of insect and mite pests have developed varying levels of resistance to some insecticidal chemistries over the years, including the organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids.
Penn State researchers are studying how feeding damage caused by the spotted lanternfly affects grapevine health and the quality and quantity of the fruit.
This article summarizes one method of capturing and killing spotted lanternfly (SLF): placing sticky bands on trees.
This presentation describes how volunteers should place bands on trees and enter their data.
This webinar discusses the options you have to control spotted lanternfly based on the life cycle of the insect through the year.
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A lot of scientific research is being done to increase our understanding about how the spotted lanternfly behaves and what management methods might be effective.