Spotted Lanternfly Advisory in Central New Jersey
Lanternflies have dotted wings and colorful beauty, but are harmful to New Jersey crops and hardwood trees. There is an effort to eradicate these insects when they are identified. With the arrival of Fall, spotted lanternflies are laying their eggs. Egg masses contain 30-50 eggs and are easy to identify within a mudlike gray substance on trees, fences, outdoor furniture, and other objects.
New Jersey residents are asked to identify, locate and destroy these egg masses on their properties. They can be scraped into a bag or container with alcohol, hand sanitizer, or a bleach solution and disposed.
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