Gypsy Moth in Your Neighborhood - Webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 23
1-2 p.m. EST

Online via Zoom

Gypsy moths (Lymantria dispar) were imported into North America in the mid1800's in a failed attempt to produce silk. They have since naturalized to the climate and over the last 150 years have spread across the northeastern United States and Canada. Gypsy moths have been found in Michigan since the 1980's. Efforts to control and suppress gypsy moths have been underway for over 30 years in Michigan and the U.S.

After a ten year hiatus, this pest returned in 2019 with significant acreage infested throughout the state. This invasive species can cause tree decline and death, loss of property value, and can be a nuisance for homeowners and residents.

MSU Extension is offering a webinar 'Gypsy Moth in Your Neighborhood' to learn more about the history, life cycle, identification, and management strategies to help save the trees near your home. This program is open to everyone and is free but pre-registration is required.  


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Terry Gibb at