Signs of Spotted Lanternfly
The Spotted Lanternfly can quickly be identified during several different stages throughout its life cycle. As the eggs begin to hatch during the month of May, Early nymphs (1st, 2nd & 3rd instars) are identified by their black bodies with white spots. At this time of year they are seen moving up and down the host plants as they begin to feed. During the final immature stage, usually during the month of July, they begin to make final changes before becoming adults, developing red patches over the black and white spots. At this point in their life cycle they can be seen feeding on trunks and limbs. It is only weeks after their final instar stage before developing into adults. As adults, Spotted Lanternfly can gather onto trees in large numbers and cause significant damage to their hosts.
Damage Caused by Spotted Lanternfly
After testing different products trying to find the best treatment to offer our customers, we are happy to be able to provide an application that gives results in as little as 24 Hours. Spotted Lanternfly have a very big appetite and feed on the trees sap. It is not uncommon to observe swarms of Spotted Lanternfly on your most valuable trees on the property, which is why systemic products that transolocate through the entire tree and its branches have shown to provide fastest results available.
With the correct choice of products and precise dosing, these pests will begin to die off as they continue to feed on the sap containing the pesticide after the application has been made. Our trunk Injection method, using a pesticide containing the active ingredient Dinotefuran, rapidly moves through the entire tree and quickly begins to kill these actively feeding Spotted Lanternfly and protect your trees from further damage.
If you’ve been noticing the plants on your property don’t seem to look the way they once did, or if you want to make sure you maintain their health, give us a call today. We will schedule a time to walk the property with our Certified Arborist and ensure your landscape stay healthy and beautiful all year long. We service Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.
Rick's Plant Health Care
P.O. Box 685
Southeastern , PA 19399