Spotted Lanternfly Treatment & Prevention

This invasive species can cause trees to ooze sap, wilting, leaf curling, and tree dieback.

How do you get rid of spotted lanternfly? It's a question we've received more and more lately. This invasive species from Asia has descended on Lancaster County and much of Central and eastern PA causing damage to trees and agriculture. The good news is that we have methods for eliminating egg-laying Spotted Lanternfly adults using products that are safe for trees.

Evidence of Spotted Lanternfly on Your Property

  • Black mold on tree bark and leaves
  • Gray egg masses on tree trunks and other flat surfaces (shown here)
  • Weeping sap wounds on tree trunks.
  • Lanternflies on trees. They like Tree of Heaven, Maple, Fruit trees, Pine, and 70+ other species.

Spotted lanternfly egg masses on tree.

Can You Spray for Spotted Lanternfly?

Yes, we can. In the summer and fall, it is best to treat for adults that are laying eggs on trees. In late spring through summer, it is best to do a root treatment/soil injection as a preventative measure.

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Spotted lanternfly adults on a tree.

How We Treat for Spotted Lanternfly

We can treat using a soil injection or tree surface treatment (up to 40 feet in height), depending on the time of year, as recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We use only approved products that are considered safe for use on trees.

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Spotted Lanternfly Treatment Costs

Price for Initial/Single Treatment:

  • $150 for the first tree and $25 for any additional trees. The application usually takes 1 – 1.5 hours.

Preventative Measures

Here are some tips from our technicians that you can use to protect your property, in addition to professional treatment.

  • Remove Tree of Heaven From Property: Tree-of-heaven is the lanternfly’s preferred host, the bugs also feed on a large variety of plants and trees, many of which could be in your backyard. Removing Tree of Heaven and killing or removing the stumps is a good start to protecting your property from further invasion and damage.
  • Scrape Egg Masses: Check for egg masses on trees, cement blocks, rocks, and other hard surfaces. If you find egg masses on your property from September to May, scrape them off using a plastic card or putty knife and place in a sealed plastic bag before disposal. You can also burn the eggs or place them in rubbing alcohol. Call us if you find egg masses that are too high to reach.



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