Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and it’s a great day to join in the fight against Spotted Lanternfly! This invasive species is causing a lot of damage here in the United States. Read on to learn why it’s important to fight back and what you can do to help out this Earth Day!
Why is this Insect so Awful
This invasive insect arrived in the U.S. a few years ago, and likely came from Asia on shipping containers. In its native land, the population is kept in check by natural predators. But here in the U.S., it’s damaging property and eating important craps, like apples and grapes.
How to Fight Spotted Lanternfly this Earth Day
In early spring, you can look for Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Masses. Egg masses can be found on the undersides of tree branches, and also the undersides of decking, patio furniture, play equipment, just about anything outside!
Organize an Earth Day Egg Mass Search Party!
If you want to help the local environment this Earth Day, get a group together to look for Egg Masses! It’s a great way to protect local crops, plants, and native insect species. Arm your party with tools to scrape with, collection baggies, and rubbing alcohol.
Before you head out, share this video with everyone so they know what to look for and how to scrap and destroy egg masses: