Gypsy Moths Discovered in So. Cal

toyo2960November 23, 2008

News item. State Agriculture has found gypsy moth caterpillars in Ojai. There is now a quarantine for the Ojai valley. This is disturbing. (caterpillar or moth may have hitched a ride on a truck from the Midwest or East). The caterpillar is a devastating insect that will destroy trees, crops, just about anything.

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Oh yes they are bad! Being a transplant from MI I have seen them in trees, on homes. They cover trees and even doorways. It's a short season for them there but they come back every year. Hopefully they can stop them here.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2008 at 8:52PM
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