Lancaster County is among the Pennsylvania counties under quarantine for the spotted lanternfly.

The state Department of Agriculture recommends residents perform the steps on this quarantine checklist, which includes a list of items to be checked when moving out of the quarantine area. 

Businesses that ship products out of the quarantine zone must have or must hire companies with a Spotted Lanternfly Permit.  

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam, and it was first discovered in Pennsylvania in Berks County.

Counties now in the quarantine area include: 

  • Berks
  • Bucks
  • Carbon
  • Chester
  • Dauphin
  • Delaware
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Lehigh
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Northampton
  • Philadelphia
  • Schuylkill  

The lanternfly can impact crops, such as grapes, hops and hardwoods, the state Department of Agriculture warns.