Gypsy Moth http://www.kplu.org en The hunt is back on for gypsy moths in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/hunt-back-gypsy-moths-washington <p>The gypsy moth is considered to be the most destructive forest pest in the country. When they&#39;re caterpillars, they have a voracious appetite for almost any kind of tree or bush, and they can strip a tree bare overnight.</p><p>Gypsy moth caterpillars<a href="http://agr.wa.gov/PlantsInsects/InsectPests/GypsyMoth/ControlEfforts/7ReasonsToEradicate.aspx"> are capable of defoliating</a> hundreds of thousands of acres of forest per year. This month, the <a href="http://agr.wa.gov/PlantsInsects/InsectPests/GypsyMoth/">Washington State Department of Agriculture</a> is installing thousands of gypsy moth traps around the state.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5513 at http://www.kplu.org The hunt is back on for gypsy moths in Washington Annual gypsy moth hunt begins http://www.kplu.org/post/annual-gypsy-moth-hunt-begins <p>The summer search is under way across Washington for the gypsy moth, an invasive insect capable of defoliating forests and urban landscapes.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:50:58 +0000 The Associated Press 1884 at http://www.kplu.org Annual gypsy moth hunt begins