Spotted Lanternfly Alert

On November 28, 2016, Union Township was officially added to the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine list.  What does this mean for a resident of Union Township?

What the General Quarantine Means for Moving Items Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is a new threat to Pennsylvania and the United States. It lays egg masses of 30-50 eggs wherever there’s a flat surface – meaning that many home items easily transported can pack this pest and help it spread quickly. Therefore, a general quarantine over any area found to harbor the Spotted Lanternfly means that any material or object that can spread the pest cannot be moved. Experts are still learning about this threat to agriculture in Pennsylvania and the United States and how to combat it.


To learn about the Spotted Lantern Fly and what action you take to stop the spread of this invasive insect.  

Please click here:  Penn State Extension website 


Click below to find out more information and what you can do to help control this the spread of this insect.

How to Eliminate or Control Spotted Lanternfly Adults

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Berks County Conservation District 

Download a Spotted Lanternfly Kit »
The kit contains useful information regarding identification, handling yard waste, a time of year management chart and what to do if you find Spotted Lanternflies on your property.

Berks County Conservation District News

- Control Program Assistance Request Guidelines  (click the link)

*Forms are due by February 15, 2019