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Identification & Biology
Trees Gypsy Moths Like
How Gypsy Moths Harm Trees
Where Gypsy Moths Are
Gypsy Moth Management
Slow The Spread (USFS and Indiana DNR)
For Homeowners
Impact on Homeowners
Harm to Trees
How Gypsy Moths Move
Your Tree’s Health
Clean Up Your Yard
Destroy Egg Masses
Control of Caterpillars
Insecticides for Caterpillars
Control of Pupae
Control of Adults
Gypsy Moth Activity Calendar
For Professionals
Quarantine Information
History of Gypsy Moths
Asian vs. European Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth Management for Homeowners

Defoliated oak trees
(Vince Burkle, Indiana IDNR)

Gypsy moths impact homeowners in several ways:

Property values:

Healthy trees in residential areas increase property values from between 5 to 15 percent. Damaged or dead trees on property lessen its value considerably.

Practical values:

Trees and shrubs provide windbreak and shade which reduce heating and cooling costs. Healthy trees act as a block for sounds from traffic and neighbors and serve as privacy screens.

Landscaping cost:

Dead trees that could fall on people or property are liabilities. Removing and replacing dead or damaged trees can be quite expensive.

Cost of management:

Controlling gypsy moths takes time and money that homeowners could spend somewhere else.

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