Gypsy caterpillar / moth populations are on the rise in the Dufferin area this year. Gypsy moths are not new to the area and outbreaks in the population occur around every 7 to 10 years. The outbreak is being monitored on public lands. Mature, healthy forests can withstand these cyclic outbreaks.
Landowners who have noticed a growing population or who are looking for information can learn more from the resources listed, including general information, identification, and management strategies:
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's guide to the Gypsy Moth
- Invasive Species Centre's Guide for Gypsy moth management strategies
- Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) Moth Madness: Managing Gypsy Moth Caterpillars
- Dufferin County's Gypsy Moth Resources Page
- Planet Natural Research Center's Gypsy Moth page, including identification, life cycle, and information about how to control it