The Spotted Lanternfly first landed here in the United States on the East Coast, in our Pennsylvanian neighbor’s yard. While visually beautiful, this unwelcomed guest leaves behind a mess. Read on to learn about the Spotted Lanternfly…
How do you identify tree pests?
The Spotted Lanternfly is closely resembles a ladybug, with black spots, and red coloring. Not only will this tree pest leave physical damage to your trees, it will also leave “honeydew”. Honeydew is a sticky black sooty mold that covers and spreads on surfaces beneath the infected tree.
Are tree bugs dangerous?
In the North Eastern United States the Spotted Lanterfly has been reported to prey on fruit trees, grapevines and hardwoods. While the Spotted Lanternfly does not favor one species of another, its most desired host is the Tree of Heaven.
While trees can manage one or two of these Spotted Lanternflies, they become detrimental to a tree’s health when they reach higher populations. Once detected it is important to tell the experts so that they can combat this invasive species before it is too late.
What bugs live in trees?
The following types of tree bugs, also referred to as invasive species, include the Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, and the main character of today’s informant – The Spotted Lanternfly. These types of bugs enter on to the scene causing ecological harm to nonnative lands. This invasive species landed in North America originating from Eastern Asia. These tree pests
How do I get rid of tree bugs?
While these are a relatively new nuisance, it is important to inform the experts of any sightings you may find. Early detection is the best form of prevention. Get in touch with your Certified Arborist should you come across this invasive pest.