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Spotted Lanternfly Threatens Apples, Grapes and Hops; Learn How to Eliminate This Destructive Pest

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Any spotted lanternflies you detect should be killed immediately, as they can cause serious damage to home and commercial gardens.
  • Peach, apple, grape and wine industries in Virginia are threatened most by the spotted lanternfly.
  • In Fairfax County, a “hitchhiker” adult was found recently in a shipment of produce at a local grocery store in Annandale.

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