Working with Clients Impacted by Spotted Lanternfly

A successful spotted lanternfly management program might look very different depending on the type of property, the location and prevalence of susceptible trees, and the client’s comfort level with the damage or nuisance that occurs. We recommend gauging the client’s tolerance as the first step in a management plan.

Spotted Lanternfly Clients

Management plans will vary depending on the type of client. The primary concerns of each client type are outlined below:

Residential Concerns

    • Swarming insects
    • Sooty mold
    • Damage to plants

HOA Concerns

    • Protecting communal spaces
    • Maintaining uniformity
    • Predictable budgeting

Commercial Concerns

    • Nuisance-free pedestrian areas
    • Maintaining a high-end appearance
    • Predictable budgeting

Budget Considerations

Regardless of the type of client, the budget will likely be a consideration in most cases. An effective management program can be developed by first gauging a client’s tolerance level. Priority should be given to trees and shrubs in high-use areas and high-traffic areas. Treatment should also be considered for wooded or grassy areas along the property margins to reduce populations.

For more information about Spotted Lanternfly, including details on working with each type of client, download our comprehensive Spotted Lanternfly Management Guide.