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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
For Professionals
Quarantine Information
History of Gypsy Moths
Asian vs. European Gypsy Moth

Quarantine Information

Quarantines are designed to prevent accidental shipment of live gypsy moths to uninfested counties, thus slowing the spread of gypsy moth. Human movement of infested articles is a major factor in the spread of gypsy moth.

In Indiana, counties are places under quarantines after small, isolated areas of infestation can no longer be eradicated. A gypsy moth quarantine is a system of rules administered by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Indiana DNR. Outdoor items such as lumber, Christmas trees, and nursery stock need to be inspected and certified free of gypsy moths before they’re shipped to uninfested counties. Shipment within the area regulated for gypsy moth is not restricted.

Click here to see where gypsy moth quarantines are in place.


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