September 26, 2023 - 8:39am --

Spotted Lanternfly Resources

Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Lucas County, and sightings continue to be reported by residents. If you suspect you have seen SLF, please report your finding with a photo and then collect or stomp, smash or squish the insect. The insect is in the adult stage and the females are laying egg masses. The egg masses will winter over, as adults will be killed by freezing temperatures when they arrive later this year. 

Managing their number one food preference is key in the management. 

Controlling Tree of Heaven, or Ailanthus -

Learn more about SLF and how to manage the insect.

Spotted Lanternfly Management Guide, Penn State Extension -


In the News

August Press Release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture -


Reporting Links

Reporting via Ohio Department of Agriculture -

Reporting via the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App -