Township News & General Information

Spotted Lanternfly -Pest Alert
Limerick Township is in the Quarantine Area for this pest.  Please take some time to familiarize yourself with how you can help eradicate this pest from our region and help protect the agricultural community from its affects.

For the most up-to-date information from the PA Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension on the Spotted Lanternfly and what Homeowners should do please visit their website using the below links to be redirected automatically:           

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Penn State Extension  

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PLEASE NOTE: The PA Department of Agriculture notified us that since Limerick Township is already in the Quarantine Area, you do not need to report when you see them on your property.                                                                               

However, if you see a Spotted Lanternfly outside of the Quarantine Area - especially if you are outside of Pennsylvania and see one - please report it to the PA Department of Agriculture immediately by emailing badbug@pa.gov or by calling 1-866-253-7189

Please take steps to avoid relocating materials out of the area and do your best to eliminate the insects with the proper use of insecticides or call a tree expert.  Between October - May, when eggs masses are deposited, be sure to scrape the eggs and dispose of them properly using solutions such as hand-sanitizer and double bag them before throwing away.

 As of February  2019 - The following counties are currently under quarantine:

Berks       Bucks      Carbon     Chester     Delaware     Lancaster     Lebanon     Lehigh     Monroe     Montgomery     Northampton
     Philadelphia     Schuylkill

         

Image of Spotted Lanternfly Adult with Closed Wings

For Businesses in the Quarantine Area --  check to see if you need a Permit from the PA Department of Agriculture by clicking on the image above of the Adult Spotted Lanterfly with its' wings closed to redirect you to the PA Department of Agricultures website or by using the below link:  https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/quarantine/Pages/Do-I-Need-a-Permit.aspx