Quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly

Quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly

Posted on October 30, 2018

The NJ Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine for Mercer, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly.

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


Building materials (brick, block)



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