What to know about the spotted lanternfly, the insect experts say to squish – ABC News August 13, 2022

I saw this recently on ABC News – What to know about the spotted lanternfly, the insect experts say to squish: https://abcnews.go.com/US/spotted-lanternfly-insect-experts-squish/story?id=88211393/. Longer article.

ByTeddy Grant August 13, 2022

The species thrives during warmer months.

Scientists have a message about the spotted lanternfly: If you see one, squish it.

While that may sound harsh for bug lovers out there, experts say spotted lanternflies can be devastating to agriculture.

“It’s a good idea if you can kill them, to do that,” Brian Eshenaur, a senior extension associate for ornamental crops at Cornell University’s pest management division, told ABC News.

The New York City Parks Department offers similar guidance on its website.

“Harming our city’s wildlife is broadly prohibited, but in an effort to slow the spread of this troublesome species, the current guidance remains: if you see a spotted lanternfly, please squish and dispose of this invasive pest,” the department says.

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