State turns to hunters for help battling the spotted lanternfly

Harrisburg

The state is asking hunters for help in the battle against the invasive spotted lanternfly.

the spotted lanternfly begins laying egg masses in late september.

Those eggs will be laid on trees or nearby smooth surfaces like outdoor furniture or vehicles.

In just the last two week… 290 egg masses have been found and removed in Pennsylvania.

That’s equal to more than 10-thousand spotted lanternfly.

If hunters come across those egg masses while they are out in the woods… they’re being asked to scrape them off, and destroy them.

Anyone can report spotted lanternfly sightings by calling 1-888-4BAD-FLY.

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