Stop Gypsy Moths Before They Get Started

Posted by Mosquito Squad

April 16, 2018

Last year, Massachusetts experienced their largest outbreak of gypsy moth caterpillars since 1981. These destructive pests are responsible for the defoliation of trees across the state, not to mention the unsightly (and disgusting) droppings that blemish the exteriors of homes and offices, impacting property values in the region. Worse, gypsy moths’ body hairs can inflict some people with an itchy rash or respiratory problems.

The drought conditions of the last few years resulted in an infestation of gypsy moths in 2017, damaging 923,000 miles of forest and impacting the long-term health of trees and bushes. While it’s hoped that the infestation won’t be as serious this year, these pests will still be present.

How do you combat a pest as dangerous as the gypsy moth? Leave it to the experts. Mosquito Squad protects Cape Cod and the surrounding areas from many types of pests, including the gypsy moth.

Your outdoor space is made for you to enjoy the summer— fun family barbecues, playing in the sprinkler with the kids or stargazing with a loved one. You want to be able to sit in your backyard without the threat of a gypsy moth infestation.

Take back your yard from the gypsy moths. Save your home and your landscaping from the mark of the gypsy moths and avoid the irritating and potentially dangerous health issues that accompany them.