Gypsy Moth Control
Introduced to America in 1868, the gypsy moth and gypsy moth caterpillars have quickly become one of the most voracious and destructive pests in North America. To ensure your landscape and trees remain safe, it’s vital to incorporate a well-planned gypsy moth caterpillar control program as part of your regular tree and lanscape services.
A single adult gypsy moth can lay over a thousand eggs in the branches or trunks of a tree. That can result in hundreds of gypsy moth caterpillar larvae emerging the following April and May – more than enough to strip the leaves and foliage off a large tree in just weeks. Pines and hemlocks can be killed in a single season, while surviving trees are severely weakened and susceptible to a host of unrelated tree diseases.
Aspenn believes in preventing gypsy moth infestations before they happen. With our Integrated Pest Management programs, we feature a proactive approach to gypsy moth control as part of our regular tree care and lawn services.
If you already have a gypsy moth caterpillar infestation, Aspenn will work with you to develop rapid, hard-hitting and effective gypsy moth treatments. Our gypsy moth caterpillar control program consists of three highly effective steps:
- We time our gypsy moth control program to their lifecycle of the gypsy moth caterpillar, with our initial gypsy moth treatments occuring when the gypsy moth is most vulnerable. This minimizes the damage the gypsy moth caterpillars have the opportunity to cause.
- If you have a severe gypsy moth caterpillar infestation, Aspenn uses tailored gypsy moth control treatments to knock down the population and minimize damage to your trees. Our gypsy moth caterpillar spray treatments can reach trees up to 60’– delivering fast and effective gypsy moth caterpillar control.
- Aspenn then works with customers to develop a tailored follow-up program, applying gypsy moth treatments during each stage in the gypsy moth lifecycle to exterminate the infestation. We then build a proactive approach to gypsy moth control for the following year, to prevent future problems.