MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Have you spotted a Spotted Laternfly on your property? Wondering how to protect your plants? Learn how though the Mercer County Park Commission's webinar entitled "Prepping for the Pest: Spotted Lanternfly Traps"
According to the National Invasive Species Information Center, the Spotted Laternfly (SLF) is native to China but was first detected in 2014 in the United States, but appeared to have been present in the country for two to three years. The SLF used the possible pathways include imported woody plants, wood products, and other commodities and can be a threat to viticulture, fruit trees, ornamentals and timber according to the Center.
The commission's senior land steward will host a virtual program where participants will learn about the invasive Spotted Laternfly and what you can do to fight against its spread. The webinar will be held through Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 24. To register, CLICK HERE.
The first 100 participants to register will be eligible to pick up a pre-made SLF circle trap from the Park Commission in April, courtesy of Ned B., an aspiring Eagle Scout.
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