Christmas tree-infesting bug could lay eggs in your home


Decorated Christmas trees will soon light up living rooms, but an agricultural expert is warning New Yorkers to check them for a tree-killing insect that can hatch eggs inside homes.

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive bug native to eastern Asia that made its first appearance in the United States in Pennsylvania four years ago. It is a threat to New York’s agricultural and forest health, as it feeds on the sap of more than 70 species.



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