Wyoming’s Gypsy Moth Suppression Program
Over the past several years, many areas of the City have experienced major infestations of gypsy moths. The gypsy moth larva is known to cause great nuisance, not only in its presence, but also through its droppings and defoliation of hardwood trees. In the spring of 2009 and 2010, the City of Wyoming organized an aerial spray to treat gypsy moths. The combined effort of these treatment programs has had a very positive result in reducing the gypsy moth population. Furthermore, residents and their trees have been given relief from the nuisance and defoliation caused by the larva.
“We appreciate the support we have received from residents regarding the suppression program and we are very pleased with these results,” states Kelli VandenBerg, Assistant to the City Manager and program coordinator. “We hope that this will allow our residents to enjoy their outdoor spaces again and provide protection to our beautiful trees.”
While no determination has been made at this time regarding future treatments, the City of Wyoming will continue to survey neighborhoods for the presence of gypsy moths and their larva. Neighborhood-wide strategies are most adequate for addressing an infestation of this magnitude; however, residents and property owners can utilize several techniques to aid in the suppression of this pest. Below are several articles that may be useful in understanding the gypsy moth, its treatment and techniques you, as residents and property owners, can use to minimize this pest on your property.
- Bt: One Option for Gypsy Moth Management
- Control and Management of Gypsy Moths
- Gypsy Moths and Your Shade Trees
- Gypsy Moth Treatment Areas
- Update on The Big Three (not GM, Ford and Chrysler)
Questions regarding the City of Wyoming Gypsy moth Suppression Program can be directed to Kelli VandenBerg at (616)530-7272 or