In this New Jersey 101.5 article, Jason Reitter from Davey's New Jersey office shares information about the invasive spotted lantern fly. 

Posted: July 05, 2023

We've been hearing it from the experts for a while: humans can only do so much to get a handle on New Jersey's spotted lanternfly population, and the real solution would be to identify a predator that can naturally take care of the Asia-native pest.Spotted Lantern Fly

The main problem is, none of those natural predators — at least ones that can make a reasonable dent in the spotted lanternfly numbers — are found in the United States.

But through studies occurring beyond New Jersey's borders, researchers believe they've identified two parasitic wasps from Asia that could do the trick here, if they can be safely introduced.

To read about Jason's insights, click here.

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