Exotic Pest Reporting
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Forestry Archive, , Bugwood.org
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) is an insect pest of hundreds of species. It is a native of Europe and Asia and was first detected in Boston, Massachusetts in 1868-1869.
This generalist feeder was brought to the U.S. by E. Leopold Trouvelot with the hope of breeding an improved silk moth but escaped moths proved to be highly invasive with no natural predators or diseases to check their populations. The US Forest Service 'Slow the Spread' program has done just that. Gypsy Moth is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
03/11/2015 - Taylor County Receives Gypsy Moth Quarantine
03/02/2015 - Gypsy Moths | Pestech Pest Control Solutions
02/25/2015 - Midland County OKs gypsy moth spraying
11/12/2014 - Gypsy Moths « Hometeam 1490 KLOG, ESPN Radio
10/30/2014 - WSDA 2014 News
09/03/2014 - DNR Proposes to Scale Back Gypsy Moth Suppression
09/03/2014 - The Cost of Gypsy Moth Sex in the City
08/15/2014 - Kansas, Missouri on Watch for Invasive Pests
06/02/2014 - APHIS Modifies Gypsy Moth Regulatory Policy for Logs
01/27/2014 - Invasive pests attacking Md. forests