Spotted Lanternfly Alert!
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper. It has been discovered in Berks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.
The spotted lanternfly feeds on many types of plants but strongly prefers Ailanthus altissima, also known as Tree of Heaven. Infested trees will develop weeping wounds. These wounds will leave a grayish or black trail along the trunk. The resulting sap also attracts other insects, notably wasps and ants.
It is important to identify, report, and eradicate infestations of egg masses, nymphs, or adults immediately. Good’s is one of the few companies that, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, are involved with performing the services of pest management and mitigation to help in the eradication of the Spotted Lanternfly.
If you are concerned or think you have “spotted” one, please give us a call at 717-564-1995.