Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 12, 2021

Spotted Lanternfly Facts and Resources

Union County, NJ – The spotted lanternfly has appeared in Union County. This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of important plant species including grape vines and black walnut trees.

Residents and visitors are advised to keep an eye out for spotted lanternflies, and kill them on sight.

To get information on extermination and prevention, visit the New Jersey Department of Agriculture online at nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly.

To report sightings, use the online reporting tool at nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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