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Gypsy Moth Management for Homeowners

Control of Adults


Adult female (white) and male (brown) gypsy moths.
(USDA APHIS PPQ)

Combating the egg and caterpillar stages of the gypsy moth in the ways described above is more effective and less costly than controlling adult moths. Although pheromone traps may be available to capture male moths, trapping is not an effective control method and may interfere with gypsy moth monitoring performed yearly by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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