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DEP begins 2021 black fly suppression program

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began its 2021 Black Fly Suppression Program this past week. The program involves aerial and backpack spraying on roughly 1,700 stream miles in 35 counties of the commonwealth. “Black flies are a seasonal pest that... Read More.

Pennsylvanians urged to squash Spotted Laternfly invasive species

Lancaster, PA - Following months of hyper-focus on the availability of food, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Executive Director for Field Operations Carlos Martinez at Cherry... Read More.

Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50 million annually

State College, PA - A large, colorful pest from Asia (called the Spotted Lanternfly) is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year. That's according to a Penn State study released Thursday. The study represents researchers’ first attempt to quantify... Read More.