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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:

Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Illinois
Indiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota

 

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin


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

Other Resources

USDA / APHIS Gypsy Moth Article

Gypsy Moth Fact Sheet