Lev Bely, 25.04.2013 22:29
Wisconsin forestry officials appealed to people for help in fight against gypsy moth Lymantria dispar. People are asked to seek for and destroy gypsy moth eggs as the pest is awaited to start hatching over the next few weeks, according to the DNR. Gypsy moth larvae are very voracious eaters and present a serious threat to trees.
Homeowners are urged to search their trees, houses, firewood piles, play-sets and any other outdoor surface for the gypsy moths' quarter-sized egg masses of a specific tan colour.
These eggs should be sprayed with horticultural oil or can be as well drowned in a soapy water. It's not advised to scrape the masses onto the ground, step on them or break them apart since too many eggs will survive, according to the DNR's experts.
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Photo: L. dispar male
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