How Spotted Lanternfly Control Works
If you're like many other Lehigh Valley 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.