The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect in the U.S. (native to Southeast Asia) which can cause significant damage to U.S. crops and are a huge threat to agriculture. They are not a threat to humans or animals. Currently 13 counties in southeastern PA are under quarantine and businesses moving in and out of the quarantined area need to have a permit. All drivers must be trained on how to identify a spotted lanternfly and know what to do to prevent the spread of this insect.
How to comply with the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Regulations:
1. Learn which counties in PA are included in the quarantine order (see map below – all counties in blue are currently under quarantine):
2. Learn what the SLF looks like in every life stage throughout the year:
There are 5 stages of the spotted lanternfly:
3. Avoid parking under trees in infested areas. Roll up windows when in the quarantine area and do a thorough vehicle check before departing.
4. Destroy and SLF that you find in mobile stages by crushing them. Destroy eggs by smashing them of scraping them into a container of rubbing alcohol.
5. Report spotted SLF sightings to 1-888-4BAD-FLY or online @ https://extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternfly
6. Once we get the SLF permits distributed to the fleet, keep the permit in your permit book.