Lanternflies Destroying Grape Crop Causing Wine Prices To Rise
Newsbreak reports the positive news about the insect is that they can't harm humans or pets.
However, they are known to feed on over 70 different types of trees, plants and now grape harvests are affected. They cause millions of dollars worth of damage.
Rutgers says the Spotted Lantern Fly secretes a sticky material known as honeydew, which is very high in sugar. It is a substitute for mold, and when it gets on plants, it prevents them from surviving.
Newsbreak reports “it’s sort of like Pandora's box of problems. There are numerous ways to kill them, including the use of pesticides or simply crushing them. Extreme heat or cold also does the trick.”
The experts say the first thing you should do if you spot the Lantern Fly, is kill it. We have been warned.
If you live in Alabama and don't know what this is, you probably should start getting educated.
We are under assault by a deadly and invasive creature.
They have been showing up everywhere lately.
They've even come up as far north as Huntsville, AL.
Just a random gator crossing the road, nothing to see here. NOT!
I'm worried these giants are getting way too close for comfort.
We even have a gator hunting season here in Alabama now.
Earlier today Michael Spain posted this photo.
I had no idea what I was looking at.
I was shocked to find out this is a gator nest! Not just a gator nest, but a gator nest right here in Alabama.
Michael Spain said in his post
"This is an alligator nest, I thought I might share it with the group. This was taken at Alligator Alley, a home for nuisance alligators in Alabama, but they are allowed to be Gators here."
How terrifying? You have to know mama is never far away.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I want no part of the future gators in this nest. We have to start getting this gator population under control here in the great state of Alabama. I have no desire to fish alligators out of our pools, creeks, lakes, and where ever else.
Keep an eye out for these alligators' nests. They are usually near the bank and have a large pile of debris.
DON'T FORGET TO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR MAMA, SHE DOESN'T PLAY.