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Spotted Lanternfly Free Public Forum in Downtown Reading

Aug 09, 2018 • by Reading Downtown Improvement District
Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly Free Public Forum

These pesky pests are swarming all around us, and they seem to be increasing in numbers with each passing day. So what can you do to combat these unwanted insects? Find out this Monday, August 13 at a free public forum at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 701 Penn Street. The forum will be held in the amphitheater between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Evan T. Corondi, Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Program and Outreach Coordinator at the Berks County Conservation District

Evan Corondi is the point person at the Conservation District for dealing with the spotted lanternfly. His presentation will include information on the introduction and biology of this invasive insect, as well as potentially hazardous effects this species can have on our environment, economy, and quality of life. Biosecurity measures and methods of control will also be covered. A question-and-answer session will follow Evan’s presentation.

This free forum is open to the public, including city residents and business owners. The event is being jointly sponsored and presented by the Reading Downtown Improvement District, DoubleTree by Hilton, and the Berks County Conservation District.

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