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Sighting of spotted lanternfly quarantines Colebrookdale

Sighting of spotted lanternfly quarantines Colebrookdale

COLEBROOKDALE TWP., Pa. - Another township in Berks County is being quarantined to stop the spread of an invasive pest.

Officials said a spotted lanternfly has been found in Colebrookdale Township. This follows other sightings of the pest in Eastern Berks County.

A quarantine has been in effect in places like Earl and Hereford Townships for months. Folks and businesses in the quarantined areas are asked to restrict moving any items that can spread the pest including firewood or outdoor grills.

Officials said the spotted lanternfly can attack plants.


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