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Why you should care about spotted lanternfly and what to do about it


In 2021, Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources confirmed a spotted lanternfly population in Worcester County, Mass. Populations of this invasive insect can grow to hundreds and thousands becoming not only a public nuisance, but also a liability as it feeds on economically important crops and trees. Learn how to identify the lanternfly, protect your property, and what’s being done in Massachusetts. We’ll also look at what they’ve learned in Penn., where the pest was first detected in 2014.


Lori Baer


  • https://www.ecolandscaping.org/10/landscape-challenges/pest-management/the-spotted-lanternfly-has-arrived-in-massachusetts/
  • https://massnrc.org/pests/slfreport.aspx
  • https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx
  • https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly