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Spotted Lantern Fly

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a Bad Bug for Pennsylvania. This pest threatens important agricultural commodities including grapes, hardwoods, fruit trees and nursery products that contribute billions of dollars annually to PA's economy. SLF also poses significant quality-of-life frustrations for all residents. The large populations and habits of SLF can force even the most ardent nature lovers to stay inside. When feeding, SLF excrete a sticky waste, coating everything below them. This waste encourages the growth of black-colored sooty mold on plant materials and hard surfaces like decks and furniture.

Everyone has a role to play in controlling Spotted Lanternfly.  The links below share tips and training from partners in the fight against Spotted Lanternfly.  Check them out and find a way that you can help!

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