gypsy moth

Asked March 16, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

Can duct tape be used around tree trunks to help slow gypsy moth? Other suggestions?
We have a cabin in Wisconsin in Polk County and have had them the last 2 years.

Washington County Minnesota insect issues horticulture

1 Response

You can create a duct tape trap to keep caterpillars from climbing up trees by following the instructions at this website:

http://fyi.uwex.edu/gypsymothinwisconsin/making-a-sticky-barrier-band/

Removing or treating egg masses and other control measures are also recommended:
http://fyi.uwex.edu/gypsymothinwisconsin/