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Gypsy Moth Forum

Wright Township Environmental Advisory Council will hold a gypsy moth forum at 7 tonight (Monday, August 3rd) at the Wright Township Municipal Building. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Service who will present information on the gypsy moth and answer residents’ questions. All Mountain Top residents are invited.

Gypsy Moth Update


WNEP ran a news story on Monday night stating “Luzerne County Urges Folks With Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Infestation to Call.”

The story can be watched here:  http://wnep.com/2015/06/08/luzerne-county-urges-folks-with-gypsy-moth-caterpillar-infestation-to-call/

The phone number to call:  (570) 820-6347

Homeowner’s Guides to Gypsy Moth Management will continue to be available to Rice residents at the Municipal Building, 3000 Church Road in Mountaintop, as well as contact information for private sprayers (who may be hired at the resident’s expense).

Gypsy Moths


We have received numerous phone calls regarding Gypsy Moth caterpillars and what residents can do to eliminate this pest from their land.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has addressed this issue on their website:  PA DCNR – Gypsymoth

Information on their website includes:

  • A Homeowner’s Guide to Gypsy Moth Management
  • U.S. Forest Service Pest Alert for Gypsy Moth
  • 2015 Gypsy Moth Spray Status Interactive Map
  • 2015 Gypsy Moth Egg Mass Densities