Gypsy moths are relatively easy to identify. Full-grown females are creamy white with a wingspan of about two inches. These moths never fly, and you’ll typically find them sitting on tree bark or other plant surfaces. Gypsy moth larvae are also easy to spot because the have long, light hairs that cover their entire body.
While gypsy moths will feed on many different types of plants, they do the most damage to trees. When gypsy moth control does not occur, the affected tree will lose all of its leaves and appear as if it is fall, even in the middle of summer. This also weakens the tree, leaving it more susceptible to common tree diseases and other types of pests.
If you notice gypsy moths on the leaves of your trees, either in larvae or adult form, you need to make gypsy moth control a priority to protect the future vitality of your trees. We will come and inspect your trees, identifying the best form of gypsy moth control to keep the infestation at a minimum and prevent current infestations from spreading throughout the rest of your yard.
Depending on the extent of the infestations, gypsy moth control may require an ongoing effort. We can give you a better idea of what gypsy moth control will look like on your particular property when we come and inspect your trees. To learn more or to set up an appointment, contact us today.