Industry News: Pests

Spotted lanternfly quarantine grows to include Pa. capital

Saturday, March 30, 2019  
Posted by: Dana Walker

HARRISBURG, Pa. - For the first time in 16 months, the Pennsylvania Department of


Agriculture has expanded the quarantine zone it has established to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that made its first U.S. appearance in Berks County.

The expansion announced Friday has put Dauphin County, which includes the state's capital city of Harrisburg, into the quarantined area.

The quarantine authorizes the agriculture department to regulate the movement of commodities that may be moving within or leaving the zone, which also consists of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill counties.

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