What to do I do if I’m moving from a quarantined area?
The quarantine order regulates movement of items that may harbor the spotted lantern fly such as any firewood; crates and pallets, tractors, mowers, mobile homes, RVs, grills, outdoor furniture, tile, and stone.
If you’re moving from an area within the spotted lanternfly quarantine, you should take precautions to avoid spreading them to other areas of the United States.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has created a checklist for residents to use before moving.
This checklist suggest checking vehicles and outdoor items for egg masses, adults and nymph. If any are found, follow the instructions above for removing and disposing of them.
See the checklist here:
Moving with 1st Step Movers
As a moving company, we encourage our customers to follow the recommended practices for stopping the spread of the spotted lanternfly.
If you are moving to of from any of the counties listed, we will run through the checklist with you on the day of your move.
If you have any questions about the insect or how to check your belongings before a move just ask and we will be happy to offer guidance.