Insects a threat to trees – Spotted lanternflies and how to handle

Submitted by S Weinberg:

Dear Neighbors –

On August 25 there was a local news report about Spotted Lanternflies in our region.

Because these pests can cause widespread destruction of trees, it is important to know what they look like and what steps you can take to mitigate their spread.  This is particularly important as we enter the Fall, when these insects lay their eggs.  Destroying the eggs is the best opportunity to slow their spread.

Below are a few relevant YouTube videos

What is a Spotted Lanternfly?

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses – Scrape Crusader

This video describes how you can build a simple device which can be used to remove Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses from your trees