spotted lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly infestation in the Philadelphia region is reaching its peak and an expert on the destructive insects says they're about to make a move. Emelie Swackhamer, a spotted lanternfly specialist with the Penn State Extension service in Collegeville,...
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Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm near Perkiomonville.
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Paul Kurtz
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly has cut a path of destruction through 14 Pennsylvania counties since it was first discovered in Berks County five years ago. The pest is now posing a deadly threat to vineyards. Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Paul Kurtz
June 19, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring a spotted lanternfly quarantine that covers the entire Delaware Valley and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. State agriculture secretary Russell Redding says the quarantine has grown as the spotted...
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A red-tailed hawk was among the birds the wildlife center rescued after it became entangled in the tape.
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Mark Abrams
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County-based wildlife rescue group is warning of unintended consequences for those using that yellow sticky tape on their trees to stop the spotted lanternfly. Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center in King of Prussia is sounding the alert about the...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn State researchers who are trying to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly have recently discovered a natural predator that could be an effective and massive tool to kill the bug. Specialist Heather Leach, based in the Department of Entomology at the...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Jim Melwert
April 25, 2019 - 12:13 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Spotted lanternflies will start hatching soon. A horticulture expert has some advice on what to do — and what not to do — to fight the pests. Spotted lanternflies don’t bite people or pets, but since they have no known predator here in the US, they tend to swarm...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As you're beginning to clean out the yard and get your garden ready, you can play a role in stopping the spread of a destructive, invasive foreign pest. It's the spotted lanternfly and it has been feasting on fruit trees, grapevines, hops, hardwoods, and ornamentals...
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Molly Daly
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears spring has really sprung — daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and insects are buzzing. When it comes to the latter, Uncle Sam wants your help in making sure invasive insects don't spread, and invasive plants don't take root. USDA Senior Invasive...
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Mark Abrams
February 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The frigid, wet winter weather we've experienced so far this winter may have a positive benefit: a reduction in the spotted lanternfly population. Those colorful pests - which pose a danger to fruit trees, grape vines, hardwoods and ornamentals in several counties in...
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Spotted lantern fly
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Tony Romeo
November 26, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s the biggest day of the year for Pennsylvania hunters: the first day of deer season. But while you wander the woods looking to bag a buck, state officials also hope to enlist your help in controlling the spotted lanternfly. Since many hunters will soon inhabit...
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