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The Spotted Lanternfly

Discussion in 'North East' started by PennSilverTaco, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    My area (Where I live, where I work, and where I generally hang out) is currently a quarantine zone because of these little bastards. The infestation started in Berks County a few years ago, but only recently have they started showing up in Central Bucks.

    Pesticides are being used to deal with the lantern flies, and everyday people like me have been told to simply kill them on sight, which I gladly do.

    Has anyone in Maryland or Virginia encountered these pests?
     
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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    To many, but never done
    Pics please
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    These screenshots are the best that I can do at the moment...

    CB948639-4BD0-4F71-97FB-5A63D4B35994.jpg 38733303-F839-49F2-81C8-3A7B14D1C912.jpg

    I was gonna wait until I got home to upload some more high-res photos.
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    TBD
    I haven't seen any in central VA
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    Is there anything on Virginia’s Department of Agriculture website?
     
  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    Not a clue, I've never really looked into it
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    These bugs are native to Asia. I forget whether they were brought here by mistake or purposely introduced to deal with another invasive species...
     
  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Like many things, including radioactive isotopes from Japan, these were most likely carried here by high altitude trade winds.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    I heard they got here in some rock delivery from Asia to some mason company
     
  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    High altitude trade winds?
    :rofl:
     
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    To many, but never done
    I have not seen this, I'm in CT.
    But when I do:infantry:
     
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  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    No kidding.
    Another invasive bug.:annoyed:
    (edit- Just read up on them and they do a number on fruit trees and grapevines...Oh Joy)
    This comes after Emerald Ash Borers killed every Ash tree around here in 6 years.:mad:
     
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  13. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    Im getting really tired of the gypsy moths, the killed a dozen or more giant oak trees in my yard over the past 3 years.
     
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    And those have been almost non-existent in this end of the state. We had it bad in the 70's. Go figure.:notsure:
     
  15. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    To many, but never done
    Did some research....
    Trade winds didn't bring them here:rofl:
    They hitched a ride like most insects do.
    Screenshot_20190911-185509.jpg

    Apparently that was a waist of money, like usaul:annoyed:
    Apparently they like to jump more than fly but they can fly.
    Just keep them down there please, I already have enough insects to deal with:bananadead:
     
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  16. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:08 PM
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    I actually found one in the cab of my Tacoma recently...
     
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    Yep you guys gotta problem down there...
    Maybe another 20 mil will fix it:spending::bananadead:
     
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    A Bug-A-Salt, an electronic handheld swatter/zapper, or a magnifying glass on a sunny day, is more fun!
     
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    :rofl: A lot cheaper too:thumbsup:
    No joke I have literally taken a propane torch to every gypsy moth best I could find....
    10 hours later didn't do a dam thing:eek:
     
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    One time my dad used gasoline and a match to get rid of an ant infestation at our old house...

    Actually worked pretty good!
     
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