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The Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania: A Guide for Fall Prevention

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As fall colors sweep across Pennsylvania, an invasive species you may have heard about takes center stage: the dreaded Spotted Lanternfly. This destructive pest poses a significant threat to the state’s agricultural industry and ecosystems. In this blog post, we will look into the invasive nature of the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). We’ll also explore its […]

New Invasive Insects: What you can do to protect your Hemlocks

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Two introduced insects are significantly impacting our state tree’s growth and survival, hemlock wooly adelgid and elongate hemlock scale. Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA, Adelges tsugae) is an aphid-like insect, native to Asia. HWA feed on tree sap by inserting their mouthparts at the base of the needles and removing plant fluids. Their feeding causes the […]

Summer Considerations for Spongy Moth

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This has been another year of significantly high Lymantria dispar, or spongy moth (formerly “gypsy moth”) populations across much of Pennsylvania. What should you be doing this time of year? The spongy moth life cycle is about complete, we are past the point of peak defoliation and trees are trying to push out new leaves. […]

Seasonal Pennsylvania Problems: The Spotted Lantern Fly

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One seasonal problem we see pop up each fall: dealing with the spotted lantern fly (SLF), which is known for destroying crops and trees. Because of the seasonal issue, we’ve put together a short list of ways to get rid of this invasive species in Pennsylvania. Read on if you are worried about spotted lantern […]