Senator Schumer Asks for Feds to Help Fighting Bugs

Senator Chuck Schumer is warning about the spotted lanternfly that could be hiding in Christmas trees.

“We are very worried that this pesky bug, the spotted lanternfly, if nothing is done could do damage that would light up New York like a Christmas tree,” Schumer said.

He said there’s a huge problem with the bugs in Pennsylvania, where many of the trees that are sold in New York City are grown.

“It’s become a real menace in Pennsylvania.  It’s moved in significantly in New Jersey, but we haven’t seen too many of them - thank God - in New York, but if we do nothing we will,” Schumer said.

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