HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Now that the cooler fall weather is here, the adult Spotted Lanternfly are dying off, but not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring. Homeowners need to know what to look for because now is the time to take action and destroy as many egg masses as possible. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn show homeowners how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video.

Spotted Lanternfly - credit TreePhilly
PHOTO CAPTION: Spotted Lanternfly – credit TreePhilly.

Removing and destroying egg masses will greatly reduce the spread of Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly causes a lot of problems for trees, farmers and homeowners! They destroy crops, damage trees, and attract stinging wasps. The insects also drip a sticky honeydew secretion which can land on hardscapes and cars below.

It is going to take a statewide effort to combat the spread of this insect. Awareness is the first step, and the PA Department of Agriculture is asking for the public’s help in combating the Spotted Lanternfly by destroying egg masses now through next May. One female Spotted Lanternfly can lay up to 100 eggs!

In an instructional YouTube video, Giroud Tree and Lawn explains what to look for and how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses. There are 3 important steps homeowners should take if they see Spotted Lanternfly egg masses in the property:

  1. Scrape the egg masses from any surfaces using a credit card.
  2. Destroy the eggs by dumping the egg masses and any debris into a bottle or bag with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
  3. Report any findings online at http://www.extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternflyor call the Spotted Lanternfly hotline 1-888-422-3359.

Where to Find Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses
The first place to look for egg masses is on the undersides of branches of trees where Spotted Lanternfly are feeding. However, these tricky insects will actually lay eggs on virtually any smooth surface, typically on the undersides where the egg masses are better protected from predators.

Egg masses can be found on:

  • Benches
  • Stones
  • Firewood
  • Cars
  • Playsets
  • Railings
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Patio Furniture

When In Doubt, Call a Certified Arborist
If homeowners have any questions about suspicious masses or any other evidence of Spotted Lanternfly on the property, they should call an ISA Certified Arborist to evaluate the property and look for signs of the insect.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn:

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award® every year since 2005. The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company’s service area.

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/2R69LEnBOCs

How to Remove and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

 

News Source: Giroud Tree and Lawn