Spotted Lanternflies are back in full force in Lancaster County. The invasive pests are a threat to local crops and easily identifiable by their spotted wings and red spots that is exposed when they move. 

Lancaster County is one of several counties in Pennsylvania that is under a spotted lanternfly quarantine order issued by the state Department of Agriculture. This means residents and businesses should learn how to identify the lanternflies and take steps to prevent their spread, like checking over cars for adults and eggs and reporting significant sightings, according to PennState Extension. 

To learn more about the spotted pests and what you can do to help stop them in their tracks, check out these tips, tricks and tidbits. 

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