Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth Update as of September 1, 2016

Based on recent survey results completed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR),  Pike County has decided not to participate in the 2017 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program.  The number of new Gypsy Moth egg masses and areas of defoliation were found to be insufficient, thereby eliminating the need for aerial spray suppression. For more information of Forest Pests and identification please visit the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.

 

2016 Gypsy Moth Update as of May 26, 2016

Pike County worked with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry in a joint effort to spray for Gypsy Moth caterpillars in certain residential areas within Pike County. 

 

The insecticide was applied by aircraft, either helicopter or fixed wing, flying approximately 50 feet above the treetops. Spraying was completed at daybreak and continued as long as wind and other conditions were acceptable. Evening, weekend, and holiday spraying was conducted when conditions permitted. 

 

 

Additional questions regarding the Gypsy Moth, the insecticide or this spray suppression program can be directed to:

Pike County Gypsy Moth Coordinator
556 Route 402
Hawley, PA
T: 570-226-8220
email: pikecd@pikepa.org