GYPSY/SPONGY MOTH CATERPILLAR
<<< TO SPRAY OR NOT
TO SPRAY >>>
The damage, inconvenience and cost need
weighed against the potential for collateral
to native pollinator caterpillars. It's not a perfect science.
Consideration should be given to the recent
the presence of
natural controls. Both the
Gypsy Moth virus and fungus
are now present
in our environment from Asia and Europe.
(SEE BELOW PHOTOS)
Before deciding whether to spray, see the
MSU, USDA Fact sheet for detailed information --->