The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has added twelve counties to the quarantine zone for the spotted lanternfly, bringing the total number of counties in the zone to 26. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect native to China, India and Vietnam. It can destroy agricultural crops including grapes, hops and hardwoods. Truckers who do not follow the quarantine rules may face fines.
- For information, you can call OOIDA’s Business Services Department at 816-229-5791;
- You can also find information at OOIDA’s Online Education website;
- Take the required course – Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Business – through the PennState Extension;
- If you have questions about the permitting process, email the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at email@example.com.
- If you are outside of the quarantine area, report any sightings to the Pennsylvania State University Extension at edu/spotted-lanternfly or call 1-888-4-BADFLY (1-888-422-3359).