Pest of the Month Blog

Spotted Lantern Fly

     The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that came from Vietnam, China, and India.  This pest was first reported in in Berks County, PA in 2014.  Since then, SLF has populated surrounding areas, rapidly moving...

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Cedar Apple Rust

Like many rust disease species, rosaceous trees and Juniperus species are required for the fungus to complete its life cycle. The fungus primarily infects apple/crabapple species and their alternate hosts, eastern redcedar and...

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Lace Bug

This pest is commonly found on popular shrubs like azaleas and Japanese andromeda and also on many types of shade trees like oaks and sycamores.  Foliar damage can be quite severe if the plants are grown in full sun. Nymphs and adults feed on the...

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Spotted Lanternfly

The Spotted Lanternfly, a serious invasive pest, has moved into the area.  Sightings have been confirmed in Marlboro, Millstone, Hamilton, West Windsor, and Jackson. Currently the insect can be found in its adult life stage. When the wings are...

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar

This pest is primarily found in crabapples and cherries. They make their tents in the crotches of the branches and on warm days, generally starting in April, will emerge from the web and feed on the expanding foliage. Damage can range from light to...

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