Spotted Lanternfly Found in Albany County, New York

In this The Daily Gazette story, Scott Morris of Davey's Albany, New York, office shares what you need to know about the area's new invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly.

Posted: October 18, 2018

CAPITAL REGION -- The state has initiated a new quarantine on outdoor items from several neighboring states in an effort to stop the arrival of an invasive insect that could damage apples, grapes, hops and other commercial crops grown in the state.

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets and Department of Environmental Conservation issued the new rules earlier this month, based on concerns about an invasive Asian insect called the spotted lanternfly.

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