Gypsy Moth Update as of July 1, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Division of Forest Pest Management is currently performing aerial surveys to determine if there is any defoliation on state and private lands located in Pike County. When surveys are complete, a decision will be made regarding a county spray suppression program for 2018 based upon the number of new Gypsy Moth egg masses and amount of defoliation.
A lack of sightings and complaints indicate that numbers of egg masses and/or caterpillars have been reduced in 2017. DCNR will continue to monitor Gypsy Moth defoliation and populations.
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