Help Stop The Spread!

The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that was first discovered in Berks county, Pennsylvania in 2014. Since that time it has spread to many other counties and states in the Northeast.

Help Stop The Spread!

The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that was first discovered in Berks county, Pennsylvania in 2014. Since that time it has spread to many other counties and states in the Northeast.

The Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly is a significant nuisance and can affect quality of life for people living in heavily infested areas. Swarms can be found on cars, buildings and can cause mass destruction to trees. 

The SLF is being treated with a combination of custom pesticide applications and treatment of the SLF food sources. 

DBi Services crews have been treating active locations with approved herbicides and/or insecticides in an effort to eradicate this invasive species and stop its spread. 

The Spotted Lantern Fly is Harmful to

Grapevine

HOPS

Hardwood

The Insects Feed on Crops, Damaging agriculture and creating a huge economic impact.

Best Time to Treat

Due to the invasive nature of the SLF it is best to treat as early in the life cycle as possible.

01. Winter to Spring

The SLF is in currently in egg stage or just beginning to hatch. The time to act is now! While the SLF itself dies off in winter, the eggs do not.

02. Spring to Summer

Early nymphs are black with white spots and are about the size of a tick, making them hard to find. In this phase of their life, SLF will be found feeding on new shoots of trees, vines and other plants sprouting near tree lines. This is a critical time to cut off their food source in addition to initial treatment.

04. FALL TO WINTER

Treatment of both the bugs themselves, and their food source eliminates their quantity, stopping them from being able to lay more eggs going into the winter.

02. Spring to Summer

Early nymphs are black with white spots and are about the size of a tick, making them hard to find. In this phase of their life, SLF will be found feeding on new shoots of trees, vines and other plants sprouting near tree lines. This is a critical time to cut off their food source in addition to initial treatment.

03. SUMMER TO FALL

In July, nymphs will transition to the late stage, when they are red and black with white spots. DBi Services takes the time to search for and destroy nymphs. We focus inspections on equipment, vehicles, and shipping materials stored outside. Chemical sprays that kill on contact are an effective means of control and, with careful aim, can target SLF without harming our native insects.

04. FALL TO WINTER

Treatment of both the bugs themselves, and their food source eliminates their quantity, stopping them from being able to lay more eggs going into the winter.

DBi Services Can Help

During treatment and while performing any herbicide applications, detailed records are kept so that the Commonwealth and USDA can further track and continuously assess the success of the program.

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Spotted Lanternfly

Locations Found

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

The spotted lanternfly has swarmed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Based on last years spread, they are expected to continue hatching in the Northeast. Expanding into Ohio, New York State and Virginia in the coming months. 

dbi spotted lanternfly spread map

Hatching Season

April

Early May

HELP STOP THE SPREAD

DBi Services Ways to Treat

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EPA Approved Herbicides and Pesticides

SLF is being treated with a combination of physical removal of the species and host trees, particularly the Ailanthus altissima or Tree-of-Heaven, and pesticide applications.

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Treatment of SLF Food Source

Various herbicide application methods are employed including basal and foliar applications, along with hack and squirt which delivers herbicide directly to the plant’s vascular system.

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Report SLF infestations, call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359)

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SLF IN THE NEWS

Learn more about the Spotted Lantern Fly infestation and how this invasive pest is being dealt with: Pennsylvania Turns To Man’s Best Friend To Sniff Out Spotted Lanternfly Infestation