With an estimated 40 million people moving each May, it’s no wonder this “very merry month” is recognized as National Moving Month. If you plan to move this year, please don’t make a move until you check for the gypsy moth.
This invasive pest has altered the landscape in 19 States and the District of Columbia, and without your help, it threatens many more. Since 1970, 75 million acres in the United States have been defoliated by the gypsy moth. It’s an all too common scene in our forests: a barren, wintry look in the middle of summer. The gypsy moth is known to feed on more than 300 trees and shrubs. Left unchecked, an infestation of gypsy moth can defoliate up to 13 million acres of trees in one season. Read more »