What they look like
Below are the 4 key stages of the Spotted Lanternfly life cycle.
Egg Masses You can find these on trees and smooth surfaces outside.
Early Nymph Appears in late April to July
Late Nymph Found July to September
Adults Found July to December
If you have them on your property
If you detect Spotted Lanternflies on your property, you can begin to manage the infestation by:
- Scraping egg masses (usually found on tree bark or smooth surfaces)
- Banding trees
- Removing the favored host (Tree of Heaven)
- Implementing a chemical control
For best results, we recommend that you contact us immediately to set up an appointment for a free inspection. Our experts know how to find and combat this pest using our Spotted Lanternfly treatment program.
Basal Bark Treatment
During spring, when the lanternflies are in the nymph stage, one treatment is applied and absorbed through the bark of the affected trees. When the lanternfly nymphs feed on the treated trees, they ingest the product and are controlled.
In the summer, our Moyer technicians apply two treatments of a topical spray directly on the trunks and branches of the trees so that the control product comes into direct contact with the lanternflies, who by now have matured into the adult stage. This provides an immediate and effective result.
Treatment & Fertilization
In the fall we apply one final insect application followed by a refined horticultural oil treatment to reduce the population. The final step of this process is a fertilization application to help the tree regain its strength.