Spotted Lanternfly Hatching, Kent and New Castle Counties Quarantined

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Spotted Lanternfly eggs are beginning to hatch in Kent County. As a reminder, Kent and New Castle Counties are under a DDA quarantine, meaning that businesses will need to train employees on what to look for and avoid moving nymphs or adults on equipment, goods, and plant material. Businesses are required to obtain lanternfly permits, and other states may require them as well. You can find more information on DDA’s spotted lanternfly website, which also has links to the permitting training materials for businesses and compliance checklists for other individuals: