NYC Spotted Lanternfly Pest Control

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an unwelcome invasive pest that has taken root in several U.S. regions, including the Bronx and Manhattan. Originally hailing from East Asia, these destructive insects can cause serious damage to crops, landscapes, and a wide variety of trees.

Spotted Lanternflies wreak havoc on trees by feeding on their sap. This sap extraction weakens the plants and disrupts photosynthesis, the essential process by which trees convert sunlight into energy for growth and health. As SLFs feed, they also excrete a sticky substance called honeydew. This honeydew creates a double threat: it attracts sooty mold, a black fungus that further weakens the tree by blocking sunlight, and it also attracts other insects that can inflict additional damage.

How to Identify a Spotted Lanternfly Infestation

Spotted lanternflies cause tell-tale damage, making an infestation noticeable. Here’s what to watch for on your trees and property:

High-Risk Trees In NYC

Owens Brothers Tree Service for Pest Management Services

At Owens Brothers Tree Service, we understand that combating the Spotted Lanternfly infestation requires more than treating visible insects. Our strategic approach targets the pest’s lifecycle, focusing on their preferred host trees. By carefully removing select trees, such as the invasive Tree of Heaven, we disrupt the Spotted Lanternfly’s ability to thrive. This targeted approach reduces overall SLF populations and protects the health of your remaining trees. We always prioritize maintaining your landscape’s beauty and ecological balance, ensuring your property remains healthy and vibrant.
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