Well....this is not the news I was hoping for.

After experiencing bitter cold temperatures - so cold that it physically hurt to be outside - we still have to somehow worry about those pesky Spotted Lanternflies.

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*Eye roll*.....I know.

Here's why:

By this point in the Winter season, the bitter cold temperatures have killed off a majority of the spotted lanternflies out there.

What we have to worry about are the eggs these lanternflies might have laid before Winter officially hit.

So our goal? To destroy any Spotted Lanternfly eggs now so they don't have a chance to hatch before Spring arrives.

Once these bugs hatch, they can cause some serious damage.

According to NJ.com, "...these insects can damage or kill more than 70 varieties of trees, shrubs and ornamental plants, according to bug experts at Rutgers University. They also prey on red maple trees, black walnut trees, willow trees and grapevines, posing a threat to the wine industry."

New Jersey deserves better than accepting this fate.

So here are the steps you can take to locate and dispose of any Spotted Lanternfly's eggs you find:

New Jersey: Beware Of Spotted Lanternflies Despite Bitter Cold Winter

Despite having bitter cold temperatures, New Jersey residents still need to be concerned over those pesky spotted lanternflies. Here's all you need to know:

Ewwwwwwwwww. I have the heeby jeebies big time.

So let's all take a long, hard look at all of the high-risk spots so this disgusting conversation can be done and over with.

Ew. Ew. Ew.

How about we shift gears to animals that you may actually want to own in New Jersey? Please?

10 Exotic Animals That Are Legal To Own In New Jersey

Who woulda thought?

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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