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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SPOTTED LANTERNFLY COOPERATIVE CONTROL PROGRAM
The invasive insect, Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma Delicatula), has been found in the Borough of Manville. Please be advised that this pest has the potential to impact the quality of life in your community. It will feed on a range of different trees that may be in your yard or along the roadside. Because of the risk to agricultural crops like grapes, fruit trees, and forests, there is a quarantine in place to help prevent the human-assisted movement of the pest. The Spotted Lanternfly travels very easily by “hitching a ride” on vehicles and materials that have been stored outdoors (lumber, playground equipment, grills, landscaping materials, tools, etc.).
The United States Department of Agriculture has determined that the Ailanthus Altissima tree(s) on this property are impacted with the Spotted Lanternfly.
The United States & New Jersey Department of Agriculture will be performing pesticide treatments on the Ailanthus Altissima Trees on this property.
Small trees will receive treatment with triclopyr herbicide so that they will die. Large trees will be treated with dinotefuran insecticide so that Spotted Lanternfly will continue to feed on this primary host. In turn, the pest will ingest this chemical application.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call or email USDA Spotted Lanternfly Program Supervisor, Tiffany Mauro, contact information below.
To learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly and control methods, visit:
United States Department of Agriculture
State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture