Friday, March 25, 2022

Dept. Of Agriculture Expands Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area Requirements To 11 More Counties

The Department of Agriculture published
notice in the March 26 PA Bulletin it is expanding spotted lanternfly quarantine area requirements to 11 more counties-- Adams, Armstrong, Bedford, Centre, Fulton, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Snyder, Union, and Washington.  (formal notice)

All residents and businesses must comply with the SLF order and regulations. To protect neighbors and communities, the agriculture industry and Pennsylvania's business vitality, everyone needs to be aware of the risks and how to utilize best management practices in their daily activities to avoid spreading SLF.

SLF Quarantine strictly prohibits the movement of any SLF living stage including egg masses, nymphs, and adults and regulates the movement of articles that may harbor the insect.

The following are examples of regulated articles:

-- Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste

-- Logs, stumps, or any tree parts

-- Firewood of any species

-- Grapevines for decorative purposes or as nursery stock

-- Nursery stock

-- Packing materials such as pots, crates, pallets, etc.

-- Outdoor household articles including recreational vehicles, tractors and mowers, grills and furniture and their covers, tarps, mobile homes, tile, stone, deck boards, mobile fire pits, any associated equipment and vehicles not stored indoors

For more information, visit Agriculture's Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine webpage.

[Posted: March 25, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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