Just a reminder that this invasive pest, the Spotted Lanternfly, is still out there and that the area of quarantine has expanded. Even though Lackawanna County is not included at this time, SCE is still a registered company and we need to be on the lookout. Please see the updates below, especially for our drivers.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture expanded the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine from 14 to 26 counties in March 2020. The new dozen counties are not completely infested, but rather have a few municipalities with a known infestation which led to a quarantine being placed on the entire county. The quarantined now encompasses Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties.

SLF inspections are required from April through December. Permittees should begin inspecting and documenting when their business operations resume according to their area’s COVID-19 re-opening guidance. Provide employees with SLF life stage description reminders and inspection expectations. Review the SLF Program FAQs Recordkeeping and Inspections section for more information.

For help with the SLF Program, Quarantine and Permits:
slfpermit@pa.gov or 717-787-5674
For help with SLF treatment options or to report SLF:
extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359)
Employee training PowerPoints:
https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training-powerpoint-slides

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