Be On The Lookout For A New Invasive Species Of Spider In Pennsylvania This Year
By Beth Price-Williams|Published March 10, 2022
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
Pennsylvanians are no strangers to invasive insects. Just take a look at the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that has invaded Eastern Pennsylvania, feeding on and causing significant damage to trees. This year may bring with it a new invasive species of spider in Pennsylvania for which you definitely want to keep a lookout. However, it’s not expected to be troublesome, especially compared to the spotted lanternfly.
While we await the arrival of this new invasive species of spider in Pennsylvania, all Pennsylvanians should be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly. If you see a spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania, be sure to kill it as it causes significant harm to trees and agriculture in the state.
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