How to manage spotted lanternfly
Spotted lanternfly nymph
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How to manage spotted lanternfly

Penn State Extension provides suggestions for identifying and managing spotted lanternfly eggs, nymphs, and adults.

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Sunny skies and rising temperatures have many on cloud nine with anticipation of summertime fun. But for residents in parts of Pennsylvania and beyond, these weather conditions also signal the return of a trespasser that aims to rain on their parade — the spotted lanternfly.

“Egg-hatching season is here, and that has some people on edge,” said Emelie Swackhamer, a horticulture educator with Penn State Extension. Swackhamer added that the pest now has been reported in 34 Pennsylvania counties. 

Read more from Penn State University Extension, including types of traps and management tips.