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Lanternflies Hatching Season is Coming


Spotted lanternflies, an invasive species, have become a widespread nuisance in many parts of New Jersey. These pests lay lots of eggs, allowing them to rapidly increase in number. Will you need NJ pest control this spring to deal with them? Learn more about the upcoming hatching season of spotted lanternflies.

What Are Spotted Lanternflies?

These are winged insects with colorful, spotted wings that have invaded parts of the United States, including NJ. Originally from China, these insects have grayish front wings with darker spots. Their back wings have black tips with a white center. Their bodies have bright red coloring, making them easy to spot. However, not all stages of lanternflies are easily seen. Only late-stage nymphs and adults have a red coloring.

Spotted Lanternfly Stages

Spotted lanternflies have five stages in all. You’re most likely to see these bugs on trees after they grow into adults. They tend to gather in groups on tree surfaces. Other stages include eggs and larvae. These pests lay eggs between August and early November. You might see these eggs on the bark of trees or other surfaces. Scraping these off helps reduce lanternfly numbers.

Hatching Season

During late spring, spotted lanternfly eggs tend to hatch. These eggs are able to withstand winter weather. After hatching, lanternflies are small until they reach the adult stage. You might confuse them with other pests in the early stages, such as ticks.

What to Do About Spotted Lanternflies

These pests can cause damage to oak, maple, apple, and other trees. Removing eggs is an effective way to decrease their population. You can also get in touch with pest control experts for help handling these invasive pests.

Do you need help with a spotted lanternfly problem? Contact Allison Pest Control to schedule reliable NJ pest control service.

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