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and Connecticut! For many Rhode Islanders, Thanksgiving can be a time of travel 🧳 🚗 to vi…

and Connecticut!

For many Rhode Islanders, Thanksgiving can be a time of travel 🧳 🚗 to visit or host relatives for the holiday. Make sure an uninvited guest doesn’t spoil the Turkey Day 🦃 festivities – the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an excellent hitch hiker and is mainly spread through human movement! Although temperatures have dropped and SLF adults don’t survive winter, these resilient little buggers are still hanging around as they are fine with being exposed to cold temperatures 🥶. In fact, the chilly weather signals adult female SLFs to start laying masses of 30 or more eggs on surfaces ranging from tree trunks to patio furniture. DEM advises the public to check trees and surfaces like rocks,… More

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