How to prepare for spotted lanternfly season

News 12’s Tony Caputo visited an insect laboratory in Ewing to talk to experts about how to handle the spotted lanternfly.

Tony Caputo

May 6, 2024, 9:50 AM

Updated 15 days ago

Share:

As summer nears so does the return of the spotted lanternfly.
Lanternflies are an invasive planthopper that has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops and hardwood trees.
The insects usually return in May. By July, they'll start to reach adult stage.
Lanternflies feed on the plant sap of grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in New Jersey. Fortunately, it does not harm humans or animals, but it can reduce the quality of life for people living in heavily infested areas.
News 12 New Jersey’s Tony Caputo visited an insect laboratory in Ewing to talk to experts about how to handle spotted lanternflies.
Watch below to learn more about the spotted lanternfly and for more expert tips:


More from News 12