Spotted Lantern Fly: By now we’ve all seen a spotted lantern fly or two hundred. We’re actively treating SLF according to current industry recommendations. While SLF are not terribly destructive to most plants in a garden, they can be a nuisance based on their numbers and sticky “honeydew” residue, and over time infestations can weaken a host tree. If you’re concerned about SLF, we can discuss organic and non-organic treatment options at an onsite consultation. In fall, you may notice the adult insects dying—look on trunks and branches for their egg masses; these can be scraped off and submerged in a bag of rubbing alcohol to curb populations in the spring when eggs hatch.