The Dreaded SLFs!

September 19th, 2019

The Spotted Lantern Flies are back for another season of terrorizing our local area.

Although beautiful in some ways, they are a destructive, invasive pest that threaten many crops and plants, especially fruit trees, grapevines, hops, hardwoods and ornamentals.  These pests can also cause a foul odor, which develops as the SLFs feed on trees and excrete a sugary substance, sometimes called honeydew.  If you see SLFs in your yard, review these guidelines offered by the Penn State Extension.  It explains how to identify, manage and stop the spread of SLFs.  Even though the coming  cold weather will eventually kill the bugs you’re currently seeing, they will be laying eggs which will survive the winter and hatch next spring if not addressed now.  Do your part, take back your property and help control the spread of the dreaded SLFS!

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