Dr. Helmus was interviewed this week by the local Philadelphia news at WCAU NBC 10. The New York City affiliate WNBC 4 also ran a segment of the interview. The story focused on Philadelphians seeing a lot more spotted lanternfly this year than last year. Dr. Helmus was asked to comment on why spotted lanternfly is such a pest and how it can hitchhike on cars and lays eggs on almost anything smooth that is outdoors. The segment aired multiple times during the evening news cycle. You can see the interview here (Philadelphia News) and here (New York News).