Every spring we take up arms against pests trying to either destroy our garden or invade our homes. But recently there have been reports of a new pest, a pest poised to cause considerable damage to trees and crops on the east coast. The spotted lanternfly.
What The Heck Is A Lanternfly?
If you’ve never heard of the spotted lanternfly, it’s because it’s an invasive species native to China and was first reported in the U.S. in 2014 in Pennsylvania.
In late October of this year, a spotted lanternfly was discovered in a trap in Cecil County, making it the first confirmed sighting in the Old Line State.