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The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest, has caused a quarantine to be imposed in 11 zip codes in New Castle County, Delaware.

A monthly spotted lanternfly newsletter will feature content developed by Penn State Extension educators and College of Agricultural Sciences researchers.

Readers will receive the latest information on research and Extension activities related to the spotted lanternfly, how to manage it on farms, home landscapes and other properties, how to comply with quarantine regulations, and what is being done to stop it. Information is delivered through articles, how-to videos, photos, webinars and fact sheets.

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Economists warn that this insect, if not contained, could drain Pennsylvania’s economy of at least $324 million annually and cause the loss of about 2,800 jobs. At risk are agricultural commodities — including grapes, tree fruit, nursery plants and hardwood lumber — as well as natural habitats, parks and backyards.

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