Celebrating Over 45 Years of Exceeding Customer Expectations!
  • Jeanne Hafner
How to remove and destroy spotted lanternfly egg masses

How to Remove and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

It’s official- Spotted Lanternfly has made their way to Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties and the Philadelphia area. As we move into the cooler months of fall, the adult Spotted Lanternfly begin to die off. But not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring! Fall and Winter are the time for us to take action and destroy as many egg masses as we can. The experts at Giroud show you how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video below!

Why is Removing and Destroying Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses so Important?

Spotted Lanternfly cause a lot of problems for trees, farmers, and homeowners! What’s even worse is that they can multiply and spread quickly. Each adult female Spotted Lanternfly can lay 50-100 eggs! Scraping and destroying Spotted Lanternfly egg masses will greatly reduce the spread of this destructive insect.

It is going to take a statewide effort to combat the spread of this insect. Awareness is the first step! The PA Department of Agriculture is asking for the public’s help in combating the Spotted Lanternfly by destroying egg masses October through May.

How to find and destroy spotted lanternfly egg massesWhere to Find SLF Egg Masses

The first place to look for egg masses is on the undersides of branches of trees where you see Spotted Lanternfly feeding from. However, these tricky insects will actually lay their eggs on virtually any smooth surface, typically on the undersides where the egg masses are better protected from predators. Egg masses can be found on:

  • Benches
  • Stones
  • Firewood
  • Cars
  • Playsets
  • Railings
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Patio Furniture

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in Weird places

In this instructional video, Giroud Tree and Lawn explains what to look for and how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses:

When In Doubt, Call a Certified Arborist!

If you have any questions about suspicious masses or any other evidence of Spotted Lanternfly on your property, call 215-682-7704 to schedule your FREE Spotted Lanternly Property Inspection. Your ISA Certified Giroud Arborist will be able to identify Spotted Lanternfly and develop a plan of attack. Together, we can all help stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly!

Spotted Lanternfly Free Property Inspection

Author: Jeanne Hafner

Leave a Reply


  • Adam McAfee

    Video showing how to remove and destroy the eggs.

  • smith

    small butane torch??

    • Jeanne Hafner

      Although that’s a method we don’t recommend, frustration does lead us all to consider extreme measures! It’s best to keep the flames away from your trees 😉