"Eradicating the Spotted Lanternfly is important not only for our citizens, but for our economy, as well," said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. "This invasive insect threatens to destroy $18 billion worth of agricultural commodities here like apples, grapes and hardwoods, inflicting a devastating impact on the livelihoods of our producers and businesses. It's also undermining the quality of life for Pennsylvanians who are coping with hoards found in many infested areas."
The state Department of Agriculture is asking anyone traveling through quarantined counties to:
Click here for the PA Department of Agriculture press release on the quarantine
Click here for more information on the Spotted Lanternfly