For many years, the Gypsy Moth population has been controlled by a number of means: biological, chemical, and non-chemical. The biological methods involve the introduction of natural predators or disease to the affected area to combat the Gypsy Moths. The non-chemical methods involve the capture and removal of the Gypsy Moths, while the chemical methods involve spraying or inoculating the trees.
In the past few years, the PA DCNR, Bureau of Forestry has seen an increase in the number of Gypsy Moth populations in Montgomery County. At this time, there is no state sponsored Gypsy Moth Suppression effort planned for 2015 or 2016 in Montgomery County. It is the responsibility of the individual property owners to handle the Gypsy Moths.
If you find Gypsy Moths in Montgomery County, you may report them to Jeff McKenna, the Montgomery County Gypsy Moth Coordinator, by clicking here.
The DCNR Bureau of Forestry website contains Gypsy Moth information at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/insectsdisease/gypsymoth/index.htm. A Penn State Fact sheet about the Gypsy Moth may be found at http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/gypsy-moth.
To find a list of ISA certified arborists in your area, go to www.isa-arbor.com/publicOutreach/findATreeCareService/index.aspx. You may search by zip code, State and City, last name or Certification ID Number.