As a homeowner, you want to protect your landscape from the devasting effects of gypsy moths. There are several things that you as a homeowner can do to mitigate gyspy moth damage in your own backyard. Here are some important tips to remember:
- Check firewood and other woods supplies for egg masses.
- Examine equipment (lawn care, boats, etc.) that may be seasonally used and can be moved to other locations.
- Contact your local township/municipal shade tree department to report gyspy moths on trees in your yard.
The State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture provides additional resources that can help you as a homeowner take preventative measures to protect your trees. Read the following PDF files (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) about gypsy moths and the homeowner: