In this MetroWest Daily News story, Patrick Boyle of Hartney Greymont, a Davey company, discusses how prevalent gypsy moths will be this year in the greater Boston area. He also explains how to tell if you have gypsy moths in your tree and how to prevent them from doing damage.
Boyle works at Hartney's Needham, Massachusetts office.
Posted: April 23, 2018
When you’re walking in the woods, it sounds like rain.
It is definitely not rain.
“That’s their excrement,” Milford tree warden and gypsy moth superintendent Charles Reneau said. “You wouldn’t hear their eating in the day-to-day, but you would hear that stuff.”
Mid-spring marks the start of gypsy moth caterpillar feeding season.