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Controlling invasive species in Pennsylvania

This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

By Scott LaMar

Penn State researchers aim to debunk myths surrounding spotted lanternfly

Some misconceptions about the spotted lanternfly came as a result of misunderstandings about the bug soon after it was discovered in Berks County in 2014.

By Rachel McDevitt

‘Squash it, smash it … just get rid of it’: Spotted lanternfly continues to spread in Pa.

Julie Urban with Penn State’s Department of Entomology said they are more noticeable right now because they are in their “teenage phase.” She said that means they are feeding a lot and ready to reproduce.

By Julia Agos

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The invasive Spotted Lanternfly infestation moves throughout the state

Eradicating the pest is proving an enormous challenge
By Merideth Bucher

State using insecticide on invasive spotted lanternflies

It’s a new strategy that state officials are using to try to slow the spread of the invasive pest. The state Department of Agriculture said Friday that crews using backpack sprayers and truck-mounted spray equipment are spraying the bugs along railways, interstates and other transportation rights-of-way.

By The Associated Press

UPenn trains dogs to sniff out spotted lanternfly eggs

A study shows dogs can identity the egg masses with up to 95 percent accuracy.

By Julia Agos