According to March 14, 2023 (WTNH) News 8 report, CT officials are asking you to kill this bug if you see it.

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According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection the Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species from China that can do massive damage in Connecticut. CT DEEP says "approximately 47% of the forest trees are considered as potentially susceptible to the SLF."  They also listed the specific genera that are at risk, like:

  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Beech
  • Black and paper birch
  • Black gum
  • Cherry trees and cherries
  • Dogwood
  • Elm
  • Grapes
  • Hops
  • Linden
  • Maple
  • Nectarines
  • Oak
  • Peaches
  • Pignut and shagbark hickory
  • Pine
  • Plums
  • Poplar
  • Sassafras
  • Serviceberry
  • Sycamore
  • Tulip poplar
  • Walnut
  • White ash
  • Willow
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CT Deep

So, basically every living thing known to man (CT), is going to die if I don't find and kill this bug? Not only is "the state" contracting you and I for the hit, but they want proof of kill. WTNH adds:

"The USDA urges locals to kill the lanternflies on sight. Then, email photos to"

Forgive me but I don't want to kill anything for a government agency. What am I Jason Bourne?

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Then, they want us to send dead bug porn to the lab so some skeevy perv can view it as their leisure? No sir, this is not my gig. We talked about this on the I-95 Morning Show on Wednesday (3/15/23), listen below.

You want to go kill bugs CT? Do it yourself! I don't need that on my conscience. This state is so weird.

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Want more CT News? If so, check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast. The show is available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. The program is the same one we do on the radio but with limited commercials and no music. You can also listen live by streaming the show on the I-95 Rock Mobile app, or tune into I-95 (95.1FM).

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P.S. The Bourne Entomology is a Lou Milano Production, 2023. People need to stop taking my ideas and passing them off as their own.

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