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Spring 2019 Spotted Lantern Fly Smash a Thon
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April 1st—June 30th
Spotted lantern flies are invasive plant hopping bugs that are beginning to destroy lovely Chester County. They feed voraciously on many plants, including economically important crops like fruit, tress, grapevines, hops, hardwoods and ornamental trees. While they do not sting or bite, its time to
What you can do:
Stop the spread of SLF by checking your car and any outdoor equipment.
Smash living spotted lanternflies on site. They are 1” long and pictured above.
Scrape egg masses with a plastic card or putty knife into a bag filled with hand sanitizer or isopropyl alcohol. Each egg mass contains 30-50 eggs.
Band trees with sticky tape or duct tape to trap nymphs (spring).
Remove the favored host (tree of heaven) and use a chemical control when appropriate.
Smash Campaign Rules:
The Township will be crowning a Smashing Champion! To enter, simply tally up your totals using the attached Smash Sheet and submit to Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
Smashed SLFs = 1 point
Egg Masses = 50 points
Spraying approved chemicals = 50 points
Download the smash form at https://eastgoshen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SLF-Smash-Campaign-Spring-2019.pdf
We want this to be fun, educational and beneficial for the environment! Send us pictures along the way we can share with the rest of East Goshen Township!
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