July 8, 2019
Dear friends and neighbors,
Last Friday, one of our neighbors on South Walnut Street found a colorful insect in her garden -- then many more of them. They've been identified as spotted lanternflies (see attached photo). If you find any of these on your property, send an email to: Badbug@pa.gov with the date and location.
We notified the Penn State Extension and the PA Department of Agriculture, both of which are tracking the location of these destructive invaders. Penn State Extension sent me the following information:
"Our homeowners guide outlines the life cycle of the spotted lanternfly as well as several control measures for dealing with the pest on your property https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-management-for-homeowners."