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Proven Treatment for Spotted Lanternfly

Arborjet Lanternfly

Arborjet Inc., a revolutionary tree and plant health care company has developed a proven and effective treatment solution to help mitigate the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF.) According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this invasive pest  “could be the most destructive species in 150 years.”  

The Spotted Lanternfly nymphs will feed on a wide range of over 100 different plant species, including grape, hops, grasses, and fruit trees, while adults prefer to feed on trees, particularly Tree of Heaven, walnut, maple, birch, and others, posing a serious threat to agriculture and tourism. The pest sucks the sap from plants and trees and produces a sticky residue called honeydew, which promotes sooty mold growth. People moving infested materials have aided its rapid spread. Adults lay 1-inch-long egg masses in the fall on nearly anything from tree trunks and rocks to vehicles and firewood. With no native predator, the Spotted Lanternfly population has flourished.

To treat trees for the Spotted Lanternfly, professional applicators apply a systemic micro-injectable product IMA-jet. “In field trials, this treatment proved successful in eliminating the pest from the host tree and reducing honeydew and sooty mold production and egg masses,said Don Grosman Ph. D., Technology Advancement Manager & Entomologist at Arborjet. 

“Arborjet uses the latest and most effective technology, injecting and sealing the formulation in the tree’s vascular system. Nothing is placed in the soil or into the air, making it a more sustainable treatment option, with far greater efficacy than other methods,” states Russ Davis, Arborjet President, and CEO.

For further information, please visit: Goodbye Spotted Lanternfly.

About Arborjet Inc.

Arborjet technology was developed in 2000 by arborists, for arborists, in order to effectively manage and control exotic and native insects and diseases threatening our natural and urban forests. Today, as the leading developer of tree care solutions, Arborjet has partnered with Ecologel Solutions to offer an expanded lineup of environmentally responsible plant healthcare products and innovative products for water conservation, broadening their expert resources. Together, both companies are backed by years of research and provide the most effective and environmentally responsible treatment options available anywhere. As premier solutions providers, they are committed to advancing the industries they serve through thought leadership, product and technology development, scientific research, and exceptional customer service.

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