The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that threatens Pennsylvania, including the agricultural, ornamental, and timber industries. Help stop the spread!
Businesses and organizations must have SLF permits if they move products, vehicles, or other conveyances within or out of the quarantine zone, which includes the counties of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill.
An owner, manager, supervisor, or other designated employee must complete a permit training to demonstrate knowledge of this destructive pest and the quarantine requirements. Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture are partnering to provide in-person trainings offered at various locations across Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will begin compliance verifications on May 1, 2019. Businesses should obtain their permit prior to this date. Click here for more information, to find out if you need a permit, and to learn more about the in-person training locations. Sign up today. Registration is free!