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As we ease into autumn and the leaves fall, it is a great time to check your trees for gypsy moth egg masses.  Removing the egg masses now can help to prevent infestation in the spring.

If your tree has gypsy moth egg masses:

  1. Place a catchment container below the egg mass
  2. Use a scraper tool to remove the egg mass from the surface. Ensure that all eggs are scraped. Try not to leave any residual eggs in bark ridges or crevices. 
  3. Empty the contents of your catchment container of bag into a bucket of soapy water.
  4. Leave eggs sitting in the bucket for a day or two, then dispose of the contents. 

For more information about how to deal with gypsy moths, please visit www.brant.ca/gypsymoth or email gypsymoth@brant.ca.

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