Ag Dept. to Spray for Spotted Lanternfly Along Transportation Rights-of-Way for Human Health, Environmental Safety
June 3, 2021
As Spotted Lanternflies hatch across much of the state, Pa. Department of Agriculture crews have begun to spray an insecticide that kills the insects on contact along railways, interstates and other transportation rights-of-way.
Contact spraying is a new element of strategic efforts to slow the spread of the invasive pest, which moves primarily by hitching a ride on vehicles traveling out of infested areas.
The insecticide has been thoroughly researched and found to be safe for use in the areas being treated. However, Pennsylvanians on the hyper-sensitivity registry will be notified prior...