July 12, 2022: The Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine has expanded to include Sussex County. Find out what it means for you. More Info

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Spotted Lanternfly Management

When managing the spotted lanternfly, you need to focus on two areas – vegetation management and destroying any life stage of the spotted lanternfly. Tree of Heaven The tree of heaven is an important food source, and eliminating this invasive helps decrease the spotted lanternfly population. This is a tree often seen in industrial parks, […]

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Reporting Spotted Lanternfly

Reporting sightings of spotted lanternfly near the Dover Air Force Base and in Sussex County is significant. Citizen reports help us determine how these insects move and which transportation pathways they utilize. These reports also allow us to notify agricultural operations with plants vulnerable to this insect. While spotted lanternfly are planthoppers, they can fly […]

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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

On February 28, 2019, the Delaware Department of Agriculture signed Emergency Regulations for Spotted Lanternfly that has enacted a quarantine for this pest. The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicata, is a threat to Delaware and the United States. This insect is a destructive, invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts, including forests, ornamental trees, orchards, hops, […]

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Spotted Lanternfly

What is the Spotted Lanternfly? The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicata, is a threat to Delaware and the United States. This insect is detrimental to Delaware’s agricultural industries, the environment, and residential areas, and has an impact on interstate commerce. This insect is a destructive, invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts, including forests, ornamental trees, […]

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