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Gypsy Moth Spray Program – Public Meeting for York County Residents

Posted: July 14, 2015

As part of a possible York County participation in the 2016 spray program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), a public meeting will be held.
Photo: Ronald S. Kelley, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Bugwood.org

Photo: Ronald S. Kelley, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Bugwood.org

Some residents are seeing large white moths laying buff colored egg masses on trees on their property. This is a result of a recent build-up in the gypsy moth numbers in pockets of York County.

Gypsy moths go through a cycle in which they are present in low numbers for 5-10 years. The numbers then begin to increase dramatically over a season or two, leading to an outbreak that can last 3-5 years.

York County Annex Building
112 Pleasant Acres Road

Meeting Room 1
York, PA 17402

Monday, July 20, 2015
6:30 to 8:00 PM

If your home is in a forested area and you are seeing gypsy moth activity, you may wish to request assessment. Property owners in affected areas can enroll by filling out the online form on the York County Penn State Extension website or call to request inclusion in the program. Surveying of egg mass numbers to determine program eligibility will be carried out in August and September.

Please note: The deadline for requests to the Gypsy Moth Coordinator for inclusion in the survey process is July 31, 2015. Application does not guarantee that the property will be treated.

For more information on the Gypsy Moth and requirements of the Program, visit our website.

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Diane Oleson, 717-840-7429, in advance of your participation or visit.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
Diane Oleson
Gypsy Moth Coordinator
Penn State Cooperative Extension
112 Pleasant Acres
York, PA 17402-9041
(717) 840-7408