Quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly

Quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly

Posted on July 12, 2019

The NJ Department of Agriculture in August 2019 plans to extend its quarantine to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly to include Somerset County. The quarantine is already is in effect for Mercer, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties .  It is also proposed to expand the quarantine in August to Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.

WHAT THE QUARANTINE MEANS TO YOU (8/18)

CHECKLIST FOR RESIDENTS MOVING ITEMS FROM QUAR. AREAS (7/18)

Under the quarantine, households and businesses that transport certain outdoor articles must obtain and fill out a checklist before moving any of the listed items.  In addition to the checklist, businesses that routinely travel in and out of the quarantined counties have training requirements with which they must comply.  Items on the list include, but are not limited to:

Trees, shrubs, plants
Tarps
Building materials (brick, block)
Tractors
Trailers
Camping Equipment
Outdoor Furniture & Outdoor Household Items

If you see a spotted lanternfly, report it to the hotline at 1-833-223-2840 (BADBUG0)

 

A copy of a previous press release, including contact information at the NJ Department of Agriculture for questions, is available at:

https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/news/press/2018/approved/press180731.html

Source: NJ Dept. of Agriculture