Is Your State under SLF Quarantine?

Woman with a flashlight inspecting a truck for spotted lanternfly

Pallet and vehicle inspection is one important step in keeping the spotted lanternfly within the quarantined area. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA.

Affected northeastern states have issued regulatory responses tailored to the varying threat levels throughout the region, including quarantines on movement of goods or other items.

“Quarantine,” in this case, does not dictate an impermeable boundary, but rather requires that precautions be taken before materials prone to harboring the pest can be moved.

Some quarantines are bidirectional while others, such as New York’s, are external, regulating movement of materials coming into the state from affected areas of other states.

We maintain an up-to-date list of state-by-state links at

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