Gypsy Moth
Image by Jan Beglinger

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

Gypsy Moth
Image by Jan Beglinger

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

Gypsy Moth

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The gypsy moth is one of the most important forest pests in the Northeast. The caterpillars feed on leaves of forest, shade, ornamental and fruit trees, and shrubs. A single defoliation can kill some evergreens, but usually two or more defoliations are needed to kill hardwoods.

Cornell University Fact Sheet

Forest Health Fact Sheet: Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth Management Guide for Homeowners

Gypsy Moth Control Options for Homeowners

Gypsy Moth Pesticide Treatment Options (Source is VA, Check NYS Pesticide Regulations)

Btk Pesticide Treatment Info

How To Care for Defoliated Trees

How to Properly Water Your Trees

Last updated September 29, 2020