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Preventing Gypsy Moth Infestation

 

Gypsy Moths AMSA and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have teamed up to educate movers and consumers about how to comply with federal regulations and stop the spread of gypsy moths across the country. The gypsy moth is a serious pest, deforesting tens of thousands of acres each year, especially in these areas:

Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Illinois
Indiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

For a complete listing of affected municipalities, please consult this link.

Gypsy moths are commonly introduced to new areas through human activity like egg masses attached to outdoor household articles, such as barbeque grills, lawn furniture and children’s toys. AMSA and APHIS have launched a consumer education program to highlight the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s gypsy moth regulations for moving interstate household goods.

In addition, AMSA features tips and resources for consumers on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Learn more about complying with federal gypsy moth requirements in our free webinar:

Other Resources

USDA / APHIS Gypsy Moth Article

Gypsy Moth Fact Sheet