The Issue: Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that will have many negative impacts on New York’s agricultural, wine/beer, maple syrup, tourism industries, and forests. Businesses that rely on these industries will be impacted if SLF infestations become established.
In addition, the spotted lanternfly can easily hitchhike and lay its eggs on vehicles, boats, trailers, and other recreational gear. Therefore, travelers can unknowingly spread the spotted lanternfly.
How Businesses Can Help: Raising awareness of the spotted lanternfly is vital to stopping its spread. Businesses can play a vital role in stopping the spread of SLF by sharing provided outreach materials with their customers.
Participation: Helping is easy, just fill out the form below. We will give you outreach materials to share with your customers so they can learn to recognize, dispose and report found SLF adults and egg masses. By joining the SLF Spotters Program, you can feel good that you’ve taken a simple step that will help to protect your livelihood and New York’s resources.