Gypsy Moths and Other Pests Active

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has posted a notice about Gypsy Moths reaching a new stage in their life cycle, making them no longer susceptible to control using the biocontrol Bacillus thuringiensis. Now that the larvae are showing their yellow heads, it is time for homeowners to purchase tree bands for use in early July to trap adults moths before they lay their eggs. (The existing larvae can be found in bark crevices and destroyed manually.)

For images and details about the Gypsy Moth and other tree pests, see OMAFRA’s site here.

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