How Spotted Lanternfly Control Works

If you're like many other Lehigh Valley & Buxmont residents, you've noticed this invasive pest has been getting worse over the last few years.

Spotted Lanternflies emerge from egg masses deposited on trees and other surfaces in May through June. In their immature "nymph" stage, they are black with white spots and approximately 1/8" long.

As they grow and mature from June through September, these nymphs go through three more stages where they enlarge and start to take on bright red coloring amidst their black and white patterns. The final stage of their life, from any time in July through September, they become the notorious 1" adult flying moths you are probably familiar with.

Many of these insects can be controlled on your property by treating host plants where nymphs are hatching and maturing along with spraying trees for adult moths. Feel free to check out Joshua Tree's Spotted Lanternfly Program below.

Spotted Lanternfly Program

Treatments for prevention and drastic reduction

Starting at


Per Year

3 Spotted Lanternfly Control Visits

  • Spring Systemic Treatment
  • Early-Mid Summer Foliar and Bark Spray Treatment
  • Late Summer/Early Fall Foliar and Bark Spray Treatment

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"They were informative and courteous. They were very careful with both safety as well as trying not to damage any plants, if at all possible (which was difficult with the number of limbs that had to be cleared from the tree). Most of all, they were very thorough with cleaning up after the job was completed. Please be assured that should I need any trees restored or trimmed in the future that Joshua Tree will be my first call. I will also recommend Joshua Tree to my friends and neighbors should they require any work."

—Bob, Allentown, PA