TREE BANDING                                                  4-19-16-Spotted-lanternfly-banding-jpg_2533018_ver1.0_1280_720                  Homeowners can also choose to band their trees. Existing literature demonstrates that brown sticky tree bands are an effective, environmentally friendly way to catch spotted lanternfly nymphs. Through Federal Farm Bill funding, a limited number of bands have been made available for owners of confirmed infested properties.  People interested in banding their trees can attend training sessions in early spring.  At the conclusion of the training session, homeowners are given a kit that contains all of the material needed for banding their trees.

*Please note that when applying banding material, please cover in chicken wire or mesh netting. This will prevent other species from becoming caught on the sticky material. *

Volunteer Banding Survey (instructions for entering band data)

*NEW* Circle Trap Demonstration!


There are cases where there may not be Tree of Heaven on your property but you are finding Spotted Lanternfly. In Pennsylvania, application of insecticide is site specific, meaning you can use insecticides labeled for use on ornamentals.

Insecticide examples can be found here.

Useful Resources for Homeowners Dealing with SLF:

Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners – Penn State Extension

Spotted Lanternfly: What to Look For – Penn State Extension

Report a Sighting!


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