Madison
49° F
Mist
Mist
Advertisement

DNR urges people to destroy gypsy moth eggs

Published On: Apr 21 2013 10:11:56 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 21 2013 10:13:12 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

Wisconsin forestry officials said now is the time to search out gypsy moth eggs and destroy them.

Department of Natural Resources forestry health officials said the pests will start hatching over the next few weeks. They're urging homeowners to search their trees, houses, firewood piles, play-sets and any other outdoor surface for the gypsy moths' tell-tale tan, quarter-sized egg masses.

Property owners should spray the eggs with horticultural oil designed to kill them such as Golden Pest Spray Oil. Homeowners also can scrape the masses free and drown them in soapy water.

People shouldn't scrape the masses onto the ground, step on them or break them apart. The DNR's experts said too many eggs will survive.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement