Make a Spotted Lantern Fly Trap

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I have found a few Spotted Lantern Flies in my gardens. Both my backyard garden and my community garden plot. The nymphs and adults are beautiful insects but so very destructive to the native trees and ecosystems.

The Spotted Lantern Fly trap in this video is cheap and easy to make. It is an alternative to sticky traps. Sticky traps not only catch the Spotted Lantern Fly but birds, bats, and beneficial insects, too.

This trap protects those beneficial animals while catching our intended victim.

Spotted Lantern Fly, late stage nymph in my backyard garden.
Spotted Lantern Fly -late stage nymph in my cottage garden.

I have a shadbush tree in my back garden. I wonder if I can adapt this trap to work with the three thin trunks of my tree?

Well, I share this in case you are looking for a way to trap and destroy this destructive invader.

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Watch this video for a cheap but hopefully effective trap you can make to trap and destroy this spreading pest.

 

For more Spotted Lantern Fly info https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly

2 comments

  1. Thanks for this info, Donna. I am going to share with my sister who lives in Ambler.
    Luckily, we haven’t seen these in Pacific NW. -Jane

    • Hi, Jane – I doubt we can contain them before they head your way. They move and fly, fast. I find insecticidal soap slows them down and kills them. If I can spray them before they leap away. 🙂

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