The Spotted Lanternfly poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, hardwoods, and private property. A quarantine is in place to help contain the spread of this invasive pest. The quarantine is described in detail at the website of the PA Department of Agriculture.
Permit Requirements for Businesses
Businesses in the quarantine zone are required to have permits for moving anything into, out of, or around in the zone.
Does your business need a Spotted Lanternfly permit? Find out at the Penn State Extension website.
Free online permit training for businesses is available from Penn State. Register and take the course at the Extension website.
Advice for Homeowners
The Spotted Lanternfly control program is a cooperative effort of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the Penn State Extension.
For information on what the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture doing, see its Spotted Lanternfly page.
More details on the problem and on what the US Department of Agriculture is doing can be found at that department’s Lanternfly webpage.