Lanternfly population continues to grow

At first glance, the adult lanternfly is a beautiful spectacle with spotted, bright red wings and a little bumble bee-esque body. But as the species continues its trek across the U.S., federal and state officials have a unified message: If you come across the insect, kill it. 

The lanternfly is an invasive species from China that wreaks havoc on agriculture. They aren’t physically harmful to humans, but they threaten everything from oak, walnut and poplar trees to grapes, almonds and fruit orchards. It was first detected in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2014, but it has now spread to at least nine states, primarily in the Northeast. Growing numbers have been spotted in New York City this summer.

Source CBSNews

Although we value all life here at Guardians Of Life. This specific insect is causing havoc with the ecosystem.

Therefore we urge people to follow the request officials have put forth. Otherwise, a majority of food source as well as habitat for animals and people will be diminished.

We also urge businesses who use overseas transports to examine their cargo before allowing their shipments to come through, in order to lessen the access of Lanternflys.

Precautions should be taken. No matter what.

Pizzeria puts missing pet flyers on hundreds of pizza boxes

A New Jersey pizzeria that makes hundreds of pizzas a day found a way to make good use of all those boxes: put flyers on them to help reunite missing pets with their owners. 

John Sanfratello, owner of Angelo’s Pizza in Matawan, said the idea is actually decades old. “In the past, as you know, milk cartons, they used to put missing persons on,” he told CBS New York. “I said, ‘Well, why can’t we do the same with pizza boxes?'”

Sanfratello said he got the idea after his neighbor’s cat went missing. Fortunately, the pet was found and it inspired him to help find other missing pets. Angelo’s is encouraging pet owners across the state to submit their flyers. Now, they are advertising two missing animals, a cat and a Seeing-Eye dog in training.

The puppy ran away from her yard to chase after another animal. Peggy Gibbon, director of canine development at Seeing Eye, said they tried everything to find the dog – except pizza boxes. “She’s been lost for three and a half weeks. We have been scouring the woods, posting flyers, she’s up on Facebook,” Gibbon said.

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