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.



PROPOSED  2017 TREATMENT MAP
(See Spray Season Maps Tab)


2017 GYPSY MOTH ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
 Conference Room 102 during the following dates:
 Wednesday - MAY 10, 2017 at 11:30 am
Wednesday - SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 at 11:30 am
   Tuesday - NOVEMBER 21, 2017 at 11:30 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.

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.