Wisconsin Gypsy Moth Resources
A great starting point for your search for information about gypsy moth and its management in Wisconsin.
DATCP Environment: Gypsy Moth
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection web site on gypsy moth. Includes information on the gypsy moth quarantine and the Slow The Spread Program.
Alien Profile: Gypsy Moth
This web page is located under the Alien Invaders section on the WDNR Environmental Education for Kids! (EEK!) web-site. The materials are designed as an interactive exchange for students in grades 4-6. The lessons cover gypsy moth management, a gypsy moth timeline for North America, a moth mania quiz and lessons on the life cycle of the gypsy moth.
Slow the Spread
This site is hosted through the Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Foundation to provide a variety of information regarding the USDA’s national “Slow the Spread” program.
Don’t Move Gypsy Moth
Moving to a new home? This site, hosted through the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, provides information on how to safeguard your new community against gypsy moth and to comply with the quarantines during the moving process.
Gypsy Moth in Virginia
This site has excellent photos of gypsy moth and other caterpillars with which it can be confused. Good information on control methods, but the timing is early for use in Wisconsin.
Supplies to make sticky barrier and burlap collection bands can be obtained from a variety of suppliers. Potential suppliers include:
- Local hardware and gardening stores: Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Jung’s garden centers, Lowes, Menards, Stein Garden and Gifts, TrueValue Hardware, and others
- Online vendors: BenMeadows.com, BurlapFabric.com, CountryMax.com, Gemplers.com
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