The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive flying insect with distinctive markings, is now in Worcester Township. The destructive species, which has been steadily increasing geographically, was found in parts of northern Montgomery County in 2017, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Spotted Lanternflies are not known to bite, sting or attack people, pets or livestock. But the great damage the insects inflict on agriculture and forestry products threatens the Commonwealth’s farming and forestry industries.
Questions about this invasive pest? Please click here to visit the Department of Agriculture's Spotted Lanternfly website for some good information, resource links, and an interactive map that shows the latest quarantine areas throughout the Commonwealth.