Hudson County puts together team to combat spotted lanternflies

The invasive insects hit the area near the Hudson River hard last year.

Matt Trapani and Nick Meidanis

Apr 10, 2023, 11:16 PM

Updated 465 days ago

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Hudson County officials say that they are putting a team together to handle a possible spotted lanternfly invasion this spring and summer.
The invasive insects hit the area near the Hudson River hard last year. They destroy plants and crops – particularly the tree of heaven plant.
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has been encouraging residents to destroy spotted lanternfly eggs on sight.
The insects are not a threat to humans.


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