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Spotted Lanternfly Treatment & Prevention
We provide services for Spotted Lanternfly Treatment & Prevention in Monmouth and Ocean County and the surrounding areas. Of the uninvited guests that can damper being outdoors, none has been more notorious as of late than the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive species that feeds on a variety of trees and plants. Aspen offers an array of treatments to combat the growth and spread of the Spotted Lanternfly population, while also keeping trees and plants safe from harm.
This nuisance pest is now established in all 21 counties in New Jersey. If you have a high concentration of spotted lanternfly on your property and want to protect your plants from damage, as well as protect your home, cars and other structures from the honeydew and sooty mold these insects produce, then call (732) 928-5747 now, or fill out our contact form to schedule a spotted lanternfly treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
As of now, there are no known natural predators for Spotted Lanternfly. Birds do not appear to eat Spotted Lanternfly and scientists are reluctant to bring over any foreign predators to avoid releasing other exotic pests into the country.
There are over 70 different species of trees Spotted Lanternfly are known to feed on, with the Tree of Heaven, Red Maple, and River Birch being their favorites.
You can’t completely eradicate them because the adult Spotted Lanternfly can fly in from neighboring properties. However, locating and treating the host tree(s) on the property will not only help protect them from damage, but also help reduce pest populations.
We would perform a bark treatment to all host trees with dinotefuran, a recommended product to combat Spotted Lanternfly. The tree will absorb the product and as the Spotted Lanternfly feed, they will die.
This is not recommended because we don’t want to harm beneficial insects that may be controlling other pests on the property. Some pesticides may not be labeled for that application as well.
Approximately 60-90 days. Another treatment may be needed after that time, depending on pest pressure. This could be another bark treatment or a “cover spray”, where we come in and spray where the Spotted Lanternfly are congregating.
There are over 70 different species of trees Spotted Lanternfly are known to feed on, with the Tree of Heaven and the Red Maple of River Birch being the most common.
Universities are still researching different control methods, and a soil injection early in the season is one of them. If this method becomes an approved application in the future, we may be able to perform these treatments as early as next spring to provide a longer season of coverage.
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