Spotted Lanternfly Awareness

Spotted Lanternfly Awareness

Posted on August 23, 2019

The NJ Department of Agriculture in 2018 established a quarantine to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly which includes Mercer, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties.  We have received correspondence stating that it may propose to expand the quarantine to Somerset, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.

WHAT THE QUARANTINE MEANS TO YOU (8/2018)

CHECKLIST FOR RESIDENTS MOVING ITEMS FROM QUAR. AREAS (7/2018)

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