- Spotted Lanternfly
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STOMP OUT THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY!
Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a serious invasive pest with a healthy appetite for our plants and it can be a signiﬁcant nuisance, affecting the quality of life and enjoyment of the outdoors. The spotted lanternfly uses its piercing-sucking mouthpart to feed on sap from over 70 different plant species. It has a strong preference for economically important plants and the feeding damage signiﬁcantly stresses the plants which can lead to decreased health and potentially death.
As SLF feeds, the insect excretes honeydew (a sugary substance) which can attract bees, wasps, and other insects. The honeydew also builds up and promotes the growth for sooty mold (fungi), which can cover the plant, forest understories, patio furniture, cars, and anything else found below SLF feeding.
- Visit https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/ for more information.
- SLF Hotline 1-833-223-2840 (BAD-BUG0)
- Report Spotted Lanternfly locations in unquarantined counties in New Jersey to the Department of Agriculture
The most effective recommended way to control Lantern Flys is to kill the eggs by scraping them from the trees in the Spring.
How to Kill Lanternfly Eggs in New Jersey Video
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