This morning Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that eight counties have been added to Pennsylvania’s Spotted Lanternfly quarantine zone ahead of the 2021 spring hatch. With this addition, the quarantine for this invasive pest is now at 34 counties. The new eight counties are not completely infested, but rather have a few municipalities with a known infestation. Cambria, Cameron, Franklin, Lackawanna, Montour, Pike, Wayne, and Westmoreland are new to the quarantine for 2021.
Attached is the new SLF County Quarantine Map The official press release can be viewed here<https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Agriculture_details.aspx?newsid=1051>.
More information on SLF can be found on the Dept. of Ag webpage Spotted Lanternfly (pa.gov)<https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx>
A social media toolkit on SLF can be found here Spotted_Lanternfly_2021Toolkit_Final.pdf (pa.gov)<https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/resources/Documents/Spotted_Lanternfly_2021Toolkit_Final.pdf>. This includes facts, picture, and social media posts.
Additional resources and graphics can be found here Resources & Documents (pa.gov)<https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/resources/Pages/Resources-Documents.aspx>
Please share this email with your colleagues, friends, constituents, and members. Lets continue to be proactive and vigilant in out efforts to control and prevent the spread of SLF.
Remember to report any SLF adult, nymph, or egg mass siting to the Penn State Extension SLF webpage<https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly>