Dominion Pest Control is committed to helping save Pennsylvania agriculture from the invasive, destructive spotted lanternfly. We hope to be a local authority and helpful resource to those seeking information and solutions to SLF control.
Join us in the fight against the spotted lanternfly!
STAGE 1: EGG
Spotted lanternfly egg masses look like uneven, cracked mortar that’s been smeared on the tree’s bark. Each egg mass contains roughly 30-50 eggs. SLF egg masses are protected by a hard, mud-like coating.
STAGE 2: INSTAR & NYMPH
SLF nymphs emerge from their eggs and molt through four stages, the earliest being the black speckled instar. They immediately begin to feast upon the sap of vines and trees, destroying them with the suffocating Honeydew they leave behind.
STAGE 3: ADULT SLF
The adult lanternfly is about 1-inch long with black-spotted gray forewings and hind wings with patches of red and black, and a white band. In the fall, they lay egg masses on their host trees, and the lifecycle