State Officials Alert Residents about Spotted Lanternfly

The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive species native to Southeast Asia, has found its way to southeastern Pennsylvania, including parts of Chester County. It is known to destroy crops such as grapes, hops, and trees. In an effort to detect and control the Spotted Lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has established an email ( and phone number (866-253-7189) that they are asking residents utilize when sightings occur outside of the “quarantine area.”

Check out the quarantine areas in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  or the Penn State Extension.