Photo courtesy of the Reading Eagle

Photo courtesy of the Reading Eagle

But how do you get rid of them? Find out this Monday, August 13 at a free public forum at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 701 Penn Street. The forum will be held in the amphitheater between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Guest Speaker will be Evan Corondi at the Berks County Conservation District. He is the point person at the Conservation District for dealing with the spotted lanternfly. His presentation will include information on the introduction and biology of this invasive insect, as well as potentially hazardous effects this species can have on our environment, economy, and quality of life. Biosecurity measures and methods of control will also be covered. A question-and-answer session will follow Evan’s presentation.

This free forum is open to the public, including city residents and business owners. The event is being jointly sponsored and presented by the Reading Downtown Improvement District, DoubleTree by Hilton, and the Berks County Conservation District.

If you have questions about the spotted lanternfly, be sure to join us Monday at the DoubleTree!