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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania residents are told “there’s still time” to smash these insect egg masses if they see them.

The spotted lanternfly quarantine for 2024 has taken over three-quarters of Pennsylvania. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding added Greene County to the list on Friday, March 29.

While the adult insects die over the winter, their eggs are covered with a putty-colored coating to protect them. The egg masses can survive sub-zero temperatures and be on any outdoor surface including trees, equipment and even lawn furniture.

The best way to get rid of the eggs is to scrape them off and smash them, something the Department said is easy to do and requires no special tools.