Officials in Pennsylvania send warning about spotted lanternfly

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 25, 2021

and past updated 2021-08-25 13:20:19-04

Officials successful Pennsylvania are urging residents to instrumentality caution erstwhile it comes to the spotted lanternfly.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the flies are causing superior harm to trees, including oozing sap.

In immoderate superior cases, the flies are causing trees and crops to die.

Officials accidental the flies eject a sugary discarded that attracts bees and wasps, different known arsenic honeydew. The discarded builds up connected immoderate surface, starring to the maturation of sooty mold and black-colored fungi.

If near untreated, the flies could outgo the authorities $324 cardinal annually.

If you spot a spotted lanternfly, officials accidental you tin report it online to the authorities Department of Agriculture.

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