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.
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks.
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards.
Penn State researchers are studying how feeding damage caused by the spotted lanternfly affects grapevine health and the quality and quantity of the fruit.
For the past few years, there have been numerous Penn State Extension articles on the emerging spotted lanternfly (SLF) issue.