Spotted Lanternfly Egg Mass Jan Jun

Looking for a productive way to spend a nice winter day? Here's an idea - go Spotted Lanternfly hunting!

Those beautiful but destructive invasive insects live through the winter only as eggs. Adults lay their eggs in masses in the late fall on trees, under bark, posts, lawn furniture, cars, trailers, outdoor grills, and on many other surfaces.

The Penn State University Extension suggests walking around your property in winter to check for egg masses. If you find egg masses any time through April, scrape them off using a plastic card or putty knife and place into a bag or container filled with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.  This is the most effective way to kill the eggs, but you also can smash or burn them.

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