Spotted Lanternfly

On Monday, November 28, 2016, representatives from the PA Department of Agriculture were at the borough office to announce that Richlandtown Borough has been placed under quarantine for the Spotted Lanternfly.  When asked if there was a specific area/address where the pest or their egg mass has been identified, the answer was no.  Additionally, we were told that Richland Township has been placed under quarantine; since the borough is surrounded by the Township placing Richlandtown under quarantine was a necessary safety measure.

Anyone interested in learning more about this pest, including what to look for and what to do when/if you find them please follow this link to the PA Department of Agriculture website or stop into the borough office for some informational literature.