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Prevent Spotted Lanternfly From Spreading

Prevent Spotted Lanternfly From Spreading

Posted on September 1, 2022

This invasive and destructive pest threatens Pennsylvania's agricultural commodities and trade, has a healthy appetite for our plants, and can be a significant nuisance to our quality of life and enjoyment of the outdoors. Use this checklist to help stop the invasion!

Before you travel or move anything:

  • Check your vehicle and any items that have been stored outdoors
  • Remove all stages of spotted lanternfly

Use these photos to know what to look for to help stop the spotted lanternfly from spreading. Check the entire vehicle, including:

Do your part to stop this invader!

Inspect your vehicle and all items and destroy any spotted lanternflies you find.

Look before you leave!

Whether you are traveling within or from the current quarantined area, do your part to stop this invader! Check
all vehicles and items you are moving.


  • Bumpers and wheel wells
  • Under and inside vehicle
  • Windshield wiper area
  • Roof rack or luggage tie down area

Trailers and campers

  • Hitch
  • Bumpers and wheel wells
  • Inside doors and hatches

Boxes and objects

  • Cardboard or wooden boxes
  • Tarps and packing blankets

Outdoor and garden items

  • Garden tools
  • Lawn mowers
  • Grills
  • Firewood
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pop-up tents
  • Camping equipment
  • Plant containers
  • Dog houses, rabbit sheds, chicken coops, etc.
  • Yard decorations
  • Bicycles
  • Playhouses
  • Any other items that have been stored outdoors

For more information and to see the latest map of quarantined counties, visit the Spotted Lanternfly website.