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Spotted Lanternfly

Learn about the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), and what action you can take to stop the spread of this invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern United States, especially southeastern Pennsylvania.

Call the Penn State Extension hotline at 1-888-422-3359 with questions on spotted lanternfly management or to report a sighting. You may also report a spotted lanternfly sighting from the Extension website.

Obtain a Permit (for Businesses)

To stop the spread of spotted lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine for counties where the presence of this pest has been confirmed. Businesses operating in the quarantine zone must have permits to move equipment and goods within and out of the zone. Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture have developed this self-paced, online course to train designated employees how to comply with the quarantine.

https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training

Obtain a Business Action Toolkit (for Businesses)

Available to Pennsylvania businesses, the toolkit includes a collection of printed materials to inform employees about ways to stop the spotted lanternfly.

https://extension.psu.edu/slf-toolkit