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HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cool, wet weather of spring 2013 has emerged as a strong ally of state woodland managers as they prepare to combat remnants of a
Gypsy Moth is staging a comeback.
Gypsy moth caterpillars infected with baculovirus forfeit safety and stay in the treetops during the day because a virus gene manipulates their hormones to eat continuously and forego molting, according to entomologists.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Moving Month, and if you are one of the estimated 40 million people who move in a given year, there is one more critical thing you can do before closing the moving-van door.
If you live in a section of the country where gypsy moths are a relatively new menace, have no fear, help is not far behind.
The gypsy moth, a highly destructive insect that has damaged millions of acres of forests and urban landscapes, continues to slowly spread throughout the country despite the use of safer, more effective pesticides.
State Game Lands escape nasty infestations; should be all right for several years HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug.
Insect Pest Decline in South-central Counties; Strong in Northeast, Central Forests HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preparing for a spring that may bring declining gypsy moth infestations in some counties and stronger populations in others, the state Bureau of Forestry will target 25 counties in its aerial spraying effort to suppress the woodland insect pest. Gypsy moth numbers are at levels that require 178,382 acres of woodlands be sprayed in the south-central,...
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to protect wildlife habitat, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced they have scheduled gypsy moth spraying for 22,113 acres of its more than 1.4 million-acre State Game Lands (SGLs) system.
The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is a moth of European origin. Life cycle Gypsy moth egg masses are laid on branches and trunks of trees, however egg masses may be found in any sheltered location. Egg masses are buff colored when first laid but may bleach out over the winter months when exposed to direct sunlight and weathering. The hatching of gypsy moth eggs coincides with budding of most hardwood trees. Larvae emerge from egg masses from early spring through mid-May. Larvae...
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