How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies

Steps You Can Take


How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies

Spotted lanternflies are recent invaders to the United States and a particular problem for people and crops in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Learn how you can get rid of spotted lanternflies.

How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies

Kill Them at All Stages of Life and Prevent Reoccurrence

Like many insects, spotted lanternflies have distinct stages of life. During each stage, there are different strategies for taking care of the problem.

  • Remove the eggs. You’ll need to identify the egg masses and getting rid of them immediately. The egg masses are brown with a seed-like appearance. They are covered in a mud-like paste that keeps them securely in a mass on a tree.
  • Capture and kill nymphs. You may have seen some neighbors place bands around their trees. An insect barrier can be used to capture nymphs on high-risk host trees. This sticky band captures the nymphs as they climb the tree to find food. Replace the band every one to two weeks.
  • Kill adults. The spotted lanternflies reach adulthood from June until August. During this time, you can control them with an insecticide application.
  • Treat your trees. The hard truth is that even if you kill every last spotted lanternfly on your property more are likely to return without proper treatment of your trees. The lanternflies pick out a “tree of heaven” that they take over and eventually kill without treatment. Adults prefer willow trees, while nymphs prefer willow, maple, poplar, prunus, apple, and pine trees. Proper treatment of your trees is best left to a professional like Green Pest Solutions.

Call Green Pest Solutions to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies.

Spotted lanternflies are extremely disruptive pests, and your trees and shrubs need support in order to stay healthy during this invasion. That’s why we developed a Spotted Lanternfly Program. We will recommend anywhere from two to four applications to take care of your spotted lanternfly issue. The number of applications will depend on the time of year, the lifecycle stage, and your individual property needs. Each application will be performed roughly 30 days from the previous application. Call us today at 877-636-9469 to learn more and schedule your service.


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