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Be on the lookout for the Spotted Lanternfly
Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2018
Montgomery County is one of 13 counties in PA under quarantine for the Spotted Lanternfly.
As of March 27, 2018, Montgomery County is one of 13 Pennsylvania counties that has been quarantined to stop the movement and spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive planthopper that feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental and woody trees, with tree-of-heaven and willow being preferred hosts.

Awareness is necessary for controlling the spread of this pest. Attached is an information sheet from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture that addresses how to identify the insect, what its favorite host plants and trees are, the signs and symptoms to look for and what to do if you detect the insect. You can also visit for more information.  
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