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11 03, 2021

Westmoreland and Cambria Counties Among added to Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone in PA

2021-03-11T17:17:13-05:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Company Updates, Long Distance Moving Tips, Safety Regulations|Tags: , , |

Westmoreland and Cambria Counties Among 8 counties added to Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Ahead of the spring hatch, Westmoreland and Cambria counties are among 8 new total counties in Pennsylvania that have been added to the quarantine zone for the spotted lanternfly. Cambria, Cameron, Franklin, Lackawanna, Montour, Pike, Wayne, and Westmoreland are new to the quarantine for 2021.This puts the total number of counties across Pennsylvania at 34 out of 67. For detailed information, see the alert from the PA Department of agriculture. PDA Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Alert The 8 new counties are not entirely infested, but there are municipalities in each of these counties that are infested enough to justify being added to the quarantine. These municipalities are detailed in the map below:   If you see a spotted lanternfly, immediately report it online or by calling 1-888-4BADFLY. Especially if you are not inside the quarantine zone. What to do I do if I’m moving from a quarantined area? The quarantine order [...]

4 04, 2020

Before you move, Check for Gypsy Moths: It’s the Law

2020-09-14T10:20:18-05:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Long Distance Moving Tips, Safety Regulations|Tags: , , |

Before Moving, Check for the Gypsy Moth Since 1st Step Movers is based out of a Gypsy Moth quarantine state, we feel it is essential that we provide some information and resources for our clients that are moving to non-infested areas. Gypsy Moth Resources Gypsy Moth Partner Toolkit Your Conten Watch Video: Gypsy Moths Send Forest Animals Packing PSA APHIS Gypsy Moth Information Page View USDA Regulatory Information Visit the Slow the Spread Foundation Learn More from the U.S. Forest Service Please Remember: Don't Move Firewood Gypsy Moth Checklist Gypsy Moth Quarantine Map This map provided by the USDA shows quarantine areas. If you are moving from those areas you will need to inspect your household goods for gypsy moth if you're moving to a non-infested area. 1st Step Movers also checks on all long distance moves.