Your browser does not support Javascript!
header rectangle rectangle
logo
Home
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
For Professionals
Quarantine Information
History of Gypsy Moths
Asian vs. European Gypsy Moth
Resources
Publications

Gypsy Moth Management

Introduction

There are many things that homeowners can do to reduce gypsy moth populations on their properties. The best strategy is to destroy egg masses as soon as they are found. This is quite effective since destroying one egg mass can eliminate up to 500 caterpillars.



Gypsy moth egg masses on a tree.
(USDA APHIS PPQ)


Caterpillars climbing on the outside brick wall of a home.
(Vince Burkle, Indiana IDNR)


spacer
Purdue University | College of Agriculture | Entomology | Entomology Extension

Copyright © 2009, Purdue University, all rights reserved, site authors Cliff Sadof
Website developed and maintained by the Extension Entomology Department at Purdue University

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact the Webmaster.

An equal access/equal opportunity university

spacer