Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Social Media Outcry from Gypsy Moth Outbreak Back East

by Karla Salp
Pest Program Outreach Coordinator

This year the East Coast is experiencing a particularly bad attack of the gypsy moth caterpillars. Anyone looking for reasons to keep the gypsy moth out of Washington need only do a quick search on social media for “gypsy moth” and check out the numerous posts, photos, and videos of the problems this pest is causing.

Here is just some of what you will find:

Photo by Gill Allen:  “A winter's sunset in Summer (the gypsy moths have striped the trees of their leaves)!”


News story from Boston: