Since arriving in New York two years ago, sightings of spotted lanternflies have skyrocketed. The new invasive species is more threatening to agriculture than humans.
“This is a multi-million-dollar threat to New York’s economy — both tourism and agriculture are now at risk if the spotted lanternfly goes unchecked,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
Only six counties have applied to the N.J. Department of Agriculture for reimbursement funds to combat the spotted lanternfly.
Specifically, influencing people on how to catch them
Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect originally from Asia, that is decimating forests across the Mid-Atlantic.
WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 - (NEW YORK) -- Scientists have a message about the spotted lanternfly: If you see one, squish...
An insect that sucks the sap out of a range of plants and crops made its way across...
Spotted lanternflies can devastate crops, experts say.