By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The bugs are back. The spotted lanternfly is invading more communities across the region.

Eggs of the invasive bug started to hatch in our area in April.

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The spotted lanternfly can destroy plants and trees. You can help protect your trees by putting a band of tape, sticky side out, around the trunk.

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The insect is from Asia and was first found in North America in Berks County in 2014.

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Experts predict this spotted lanternfly season to be a bad one.