The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that threatens Pennsylvania, including the agricultural, ornamental, and timber industries. Help stop the spread!
Businesses and organizations must have SLF permits if they move products, vehicles, or other conveyances within or out of the quarantine zone, which includes the counties of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill.
An owner, manager, supervisor, or other designated employee must complete a permit training to demonstrate knowledge of this destructive pest and the quarantine requirements. Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture are partnering to provide in-person trainings offered at various locations across Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will begin compliance verifications on May 1, 2019. Businesses should obtain their permit prior to this date. Click below for more information, to find out if you need a permit, and to learn more about the in-person training locations. Sign up today. Registration is free!
Who should attend?
This “train the trainer” course is designed to train designated employees (typically an owner, manager, or supervisor) on how to comply with the quarantine regulations. After attending, the designated employees will train their fellow employees.What will you learn?
You’ll learn about:
- The importance of stopping the spotted lanternfly
- The life cycle and habits of the spotted lanternfly
- How to find and destroy the spotted lanternfly
- How the quarantine zone works and why it exists
- How to follow best practices when operating within or traveling through the quarantine zone
Don’t miss your chance to comply with the law and stop the spotted lanternfly. Reserve your spot today.