New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher has shared information and instructions for residents who encounter the Spotted Lanternfly as the Department continues to receive numerous calls about this exotic invasive insect. The Department is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) to curb the ongoing spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and is asking municipal officials to get the word out in their communities.
Please visit and share the Department’s Spotted Lanternfly website, which offers Homeowner Resources, Treatment Options, Control Options, and directions for a DIY trap, among other helpful items.
The Department has also created SLF Homeowner Treatment Options chart. This is a list of homeowner treatment options for Spotted Lanternfly that are available at local hardware stores.
The treatments take an application about once every 3 or 4 days to be effective and the department emphasizes to follow the label instructions as well.
The Department of Agriculture also sent out an informative press release which may be of assistance to local officials and residents alike.