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Gypsy Moth

As with many invasive species, the Gypsy Moth was accidentally introduced into Massachusetts in 1869. Years later in the early 1900’s, it had become widespread into New England states, eastern NY and the regions of NJ.

Each year in June, we receive a flooding of calls from clients with Gypsy Moth infestations. As a caterpillar, this pest is producing damaging results to many local trees by eating them. Visible damages to your leaves and trees, as well as the presence of excrement, are signs that the caterpillar may be chewing on your trees (oak trees are their favorite meal). Many of our clients have even expressed that they can actually hear the caterpillars chewing.

During the month of July, the caterpillars reach their pupa stage, allowing them to develop into the full growth state. Once a gypsy moth caterpillar reaches its adult phase, they mate leaving anywhere from 75-1,000 eggs behind, contributing to the continued spread of their invasive species.

Treating the damages that the caterpillars have already done, as well as remaining proactive in prevention, is key in maintaining the health of your trees.

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The Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Damages

As with many invasive species, the Gypsy Moth was accidentally introduced into Massachusetts in 1869. Years later in the early 1900’s, the Gypsy Moth had become widespread into New England states, eastern NY and the regions of NJ. Each year in June, we receive a flooding of calls from clients with Gypsy Moth infestations. Currently, …

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The Gypsy Moth – They’re Back! AKA Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus) The gypsy moth was accidentally introduced into Massachusetts in l869. By 1902 this pest was widespread in the New England states, eastern New York, and regions of New Jersey. The gypsy moth was first detected in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties in northeastern Pennsylvania in l932. Pennsylvania’s …

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