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WHYY Regional News

PA Spraying Insecticide to Combat Spread of Invasive Lanternflies

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Pennsylvania officials have begun spraying insecticide to control the invasive spotted lanternfly. The inspect arrived in the state from Asia seven years ago and can destroy trees and vines.

WHYY StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips reports the pest has spread to 11 states on the East Coast.

(Original air-date: 6/3/21)