‘Tis the season to identify and remove Spotted Lanternfly egg masses.
The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that state officials worry could damage the state’s important grape and wine industries. While most adult spotted lanternflies have frozen to death, their eggs can survive over winter and are viable from about October through July. That’s why it’s important to eliminate as many egg masses as possible. A single egg mass could hold 30 to 50 eggs. Please be safe while scraping. Don’t climb ladders to scrape hard to reach egg masses.