Environmental Corner


Fighting Back Against Spotted Lanternfly
With more than half the state’s counties now in a quarantine zone due to infestation by Spotted Lanternfly, the state Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension are again encouraging everyone to be on the lookout for the pest.

Spotted Lanternfly presents a significant threat to the state’s grape, wine and hardwoods industries, and to the quality of life of all of us who enjoy spending time outdoors.
You are also asked to squash the bugs when you see them and report them by calling 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359) or using the online reporting tool.