Gypsy Moth Program

The Gypsy Moth Life Cycle with moths pictured.

The gypsy moth is the most damaging exotic species ever to be introduced to North America. The Gypsy Moth's ability to eat more than one (1) square meter of leaf foliage during its caterpillar stage has defoliated millions of acres of trees and shrubs since being brought to the United States in 1869.



Do Not Remove New Gypsy Moth Egg Masses

It could eliminate you from the Spring Treatment Season 
  • The Fall Survey Crew needs to observe and count the egg mass where it was laid by the female.



ADVISORY BOARD MEETING - CONFERENCE ROOM 102
Wednesdays during the following months:
            APRIL 27, 2016 at 11:15 am
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 at 11:15 am
  NOVEMBER 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

Landowners
The Michigan State Law prohibits a Gypsy Moth Survey Team from entering your property to look for egg masses if any of these types of signs are displayed at the entrance:
  • Properties marked - “No Trespassing” or “Private and Gated/cabled” or “Private - No Trespassing”
  • Private driveways marked - “Private - Do Not Enter” or “No Trespassing” or “Private Driveway-Gated or Cabled”
To grant permission and be surveyed --- put wording below your sign that says: “Except Gypsy Moth” or contact the program office for a sticker.