The spotted lanternfly and gypsy moth are two invasive insects that lay eggs on trees and other flat surfaces. Fall and winter are ideal times to check your trees and backyard for egg masses that could be from these pests. Removing egg masses helps to suppress new populations of these invasive species that would otherwise hatch in the spring.
 
Review the information below to learn how to recognize the egg masses of spotted lanternfly and gypsy moth.
SLF is a priority early detection species in New York State
REPORT SPOTTED LANTERNFLY FINDINGS TO:
WHERE TO LOOK
  • Tree trunks & branches
  • Light poles & fences
  • Outdoor sheds & equipment
  • Vehicles & trailers
  • Camping gear
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fence posts
  • Rocks
  • Flat surfaces
  • Check List
WHAT TO DO
  • Scrape found egg masses off using a putty knife or thick plastic card.
  • Dispose of eggs in a container with some dish detergent, hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol.
  • For spotted lanternfly, save the bag and report it to the contact above.
  • For gypsy moth, dispose of the bag in the garbage.