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Lehigh Valley front and center in the battle of the bugs Lehigh Valley front and center in the battle of the bugs

Lehigh Valley front and center in the battle of the bugs

Friday, September 27, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Editor’s Note: It’s been a five-year battle and counting in the Lehigh Valley region. It’s residents, business owners and farmers versus the Spotted Lanternfly.

The invasive species has caused damage to homeowners’ ornamental trees and plants, vineyards, orchards and nurseries.

At the front lines of the fight has been The Pennsylvania State University’s PennState Extension, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and you.

Information and updates:

extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly

agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx