The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is continuing its move through Connecticut. It has been found in Orange and Milford, Connecticut. It is important that everyone help spread the word about this invasive pest. Many farms in Connecticut have visitors that travel from areas where SLF populations are established in Connecticut and outside Connecticut.
What can you do if you see an SLF?
There are 2 posters from USDA APHIS you can download and post at your farm stands, farm markets and pick–your–own locations to alert the general public. If they understand this pest has the potential to have a negative impact on their favorite farm – your place – they may be more inclined to take an active role in slowing down the movement of SLF. And for every adult female they destroy, there will be roughly 90 less SLF the next year.