Professional Spotted Lanternfly Control Services
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an exotic pest that’s native to Northern China. It has two pairs of wings but tends to jump more than it flies. It feeds on a wide range of growing plants and is usually spread through the transportation of infested materials containing egg masses. This invasive species has recently been found, and become a widespread problem, in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Eastern Shore of Maryland area. Feeding as large groups, spotted lanternflies are known to greatly weaken trees and plants.
At Viking Pest Control, we help you with all aspects of spotted lanternfly control. Our spotted lanternfly exterminators use approved methods of pest identification and treatment to protect your outdoor space from this invasive species.
What Are Spotted Lanternflies?
Spotted lanternflies can be easily identified in all stages of their life cycle. Adult spotted lanternflies are winged insects about 1-inch long and half an inch wide. The forewings are grey with small black spots, while the hind wings have contrasting black and red patches with a white band. Immature spotted lanternflies are a quarter-inch in length with white spots and black wings and look like ticks. Spotted lanternflies typically don’t sting or bite humans, and don’t get indoors, but they can cause extensive damage to your business’s outdoor environment.
When Are Spotted Lanternflies Active in NJ, PA, MD, DE?
In New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, overwintering eggs hatch around May and an infestation can follow over the next months. It is recommended to proactively protect your outdoor space from spotted lanternflies. Viking Pest Control offers tree banding starting in May continuing into September to prevent this invasive pest from infesting trees. We also offer liquid treatment that can be applied to most outdoor elements including greenery such as trees and bushes, and manmade surfaces. Liquid treatment is available during July, August, and September once trees have completely bloomed.