Bristol, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/27/2019 -- Back in 2014, a shipment of decorative stone allegedly brought Spotted Lanternfly eggs into Pennsylvania. The eggs eventually hatched and spread, leading to years of infestations and damage to green spaces across the region. Recently, the providers of professional tree pruning services throughout the Philadelphia, PA region, Liberty Tree & Landscape Management advised on what to do if property owners discover these pests around their homes or outdoor areas.
The first thing to do upon noticing any Spotted Lanternfly neggs, nymphs, or adults is to call a professional tree care company like Liberty Tree & Landscape Management. Homeowners are encouraged to learn what Spotted Lanternflies look like at all stages of their lives. Inspecting vehicles before leaving potentially infected areas is recommended to stop these insects from spreading across the U.S. Furthermore, if any items have been stored outside and are due to be shipped elsewhere, these items should be thoroughly inspected before shipping.
All discovered egg masses should be reported to the state Department of Agriculture, and any specimens found outside of known infestation areas should be stored in a ziplock bag and to the organization for verification. This helps to stop further spreading of Spotted Lanternflies within the country.
Any firewood or tree trimmings from an infected area should not be moved. Instead, they should be burnt or disposed of within the area that is infected. Spotted Lanternflies are attracted to the "Tree of Heaven" and will lay their eggs on these trees if they are present. Any homeowners that have "Trees of Heaven" in their garden should dispose of at least 90% of them. The professional team of expert arborists at Liberty Tree & Landscape Management can help remove these trees from properties and reduce the occurrence of Spotted Lanternflies. They also offer tree trimming services throughout the Chestnut Hill, PA region.
Any homeowners or property owners who have seen Spotted Lanternfly eggs, nymphs, or adults in their area are urged to contact the Liberty Tree & Landscape Management team immediately.
About Liberty Tree & Landscape Management
Liberty Tree & Landscape Management has provided tree and landscape services throughout the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 25 years. Always providing responsible and environmentally-sensible techniques, their knowledgeable arborists create and implement programs that suit every client's individual needs by addressing the particular issues of the plant life while staying within budget.
For safe, licensed and insured plant healthcare services, call 215-309-8700 or visit https://www.libertytreecare.com/
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