Preventing Gypsy Moth Infestation
AMSA and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have teamed up to educate movers and consumers about how to comply with federal regulations and stop the spread of gypsy moths across the country. The gypsy moth is a serious pest, deforesting tens of thousands of acres each year, especially in these areas:
District of Columbia
For a complete listing of affected municipalities, please consult this link.
Gypsy moths are commonly introduced to new areas through human activity like egg masses attached to outdoor household articles, such as barbeque grills, lawn furniture and children's toys. AMSA and APHIS have launched a consumer education program to highlight the U.S. Department of Agriculture's gypsy moth regulations for moving interstate household goods with a special page on Moving.org. In addition, AMSA will highlight tips and resources for consumers through an online campaign and on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
While some of the burden is on professional moving companies to ensure that consumers complete this form, some of it is also on AMSA members to provide the information with every move in the quarantined areas.
Learn more about complying with federal gypsy moth requirements in our free webinar:
You can also find more information at YourMoveGypsyMothFree.com
USDA / APHIS Gypsy Moth Article
Gypsy Moth Fact Sheet