Invasive species

A spotted lanternfly tape trap.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
July 20, 2020 - 5:49 pm
You’ve probably noticed a few of those sticky traps wrapped around trees in suburban regions. They’re intended to catch and kill invasive spotted lanternflies, but the viscous adhesives are becoming a hazard for other wildlife. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
Courtesy of Delaware Valley University
Mark Abrams
April 22, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The first hatches of the spotted lanternfly have been detected in West Philadelphia, but an expert on the pest said there’s still time to stop them. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
Courtesy of Delaware Valley University
AP News
March 04, 2020 - 2:39 pm
The invasive spotted lanternfly is continuing its westward march across Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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Rasa Kaye
April 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — ’Tis the season for getting down and dirty. Whether your garden sprawls across acres of landscaping or across a balcony of pots, April is finally the month most of us can start stirring up the soil for a new year of fabulous flora. Can you dig it? Now’s the time to...
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Spotted lanternfly presentation
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
November 02, 2018 - 2:11 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Experts warn damage from the invasive spotted lanternfly could cost in the billions. Hops, grapes, apples, and now Christmas trees — all are potential victims of the invasive spotted lanternfly. Slowing the spread of the pest was the topic of discussion at Penn State...
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