Lanternfly Control

The Plumbing has been in business since 1978

Spotted Lanternfly Treatment

  • Season Long protection with proven techniques
  • Systemic Treatment that kills the Lanternfly as it feeds
  • Foliar sprays directly on host trees when necessary

Beyond the Leaf will visit your property and identify the key host trees the Lanternfly feeds on.   The tree species we commonly see the most damage on are

  • Maples
  • Allanthis (tree of heaven)
  • Willows
  • Walnut
  • River Birch
  • Grape Vines

The Adult Lanternfly will pierce and suck the sap from the host trees.   Their excrement is evident on the base of the trees as a black sooty mold.   The sweet excrement also attracts many bee species to feed on.    When feeding is at it’s peak you can see the tree dripping like a light rain shower.   Healthy trees can resist damage from excessive feeding but with no interaction, the tree will begin to decline

Treatment options

Systemic Insecticide is sufficient for controlling the Spotted Lanternfly for the season.    Timing is very important for the success of systemic control and we apply this treatment from Mid June to Mid September.  Systemic insecticides are absorbed into the roots or bark of the tree and move through the tree. When Spotted Lanternfly feeds on a tree that was treated by Beyond the Leaf, they will die. After Mid September we do provide foliar contact sprays to eliminate active Lanternfly on your landscape and minimize egg laying.