Spotted Lanternflies Attacking Trees in Southeastern PA

In this Daily Local story, Jason Gaskill of Davey's Wilmington, Delaware, office and Chris Fields-Johnson of the Davey Institute describes how the spotted lanternfly, an invasive sap-sucking pest in the area, weakens trees - and what you can do about it.

Posted: August 23, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The invasive spotted lanternfly insect is sucking the life out of trees in Chester, and 12 other southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

The opportunistic insect uses a proboscis, or needle straw, like a mosquito, to suck the juices out of trees, especially in northern Chester County.

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