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.