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‘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

The invasive Spotted Lanternfly infestation moves throughout the state

Eradicating the pest is proving an enormous challenge
By Merideth Bucher

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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

Nature scavenger hunt, anyone? The Franklin Institute starts with spotted lanternfly eggs

Since Monday and until Earth Day on April 22, the Franklin Institute is posting one or two photos per day of species that people can easily identify in parks near their homes.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Invasive spotted lanternfly reaches 7 more midstate counties

The fly was first discovered in Berks County in 2014 and is now in 26 counties.

By Rachel McDevitt