Actions Against Spongy Moth

Apr 12, 2022 | Debbie in the Community | 2 comments

Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm there will be free informational webinar on the LDD moth (or spongy moth, previously known as European gypsy moth) hosted by several authorities. The webinar will provide an overview of the LDD moth life cycle, how to identify them, infestation forecasts for 2022, and management options that property owners can consider. Conservation authority experts will be in attendance to answer questions from participants.  Registration for the webinar has opened  with the registration link available on Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA’s) LDD moth webpage.

In an earlier post there is information as to what you can be doing right now to reduce moths on your trees.  The Township is also doing preventive work:  Township staff are implementing a combination of controls which include manual removal of egg masses on severely infested street and park trees, the use of burlap bands and, when necessary, treating select high-value trees with a biological insecticide.  And the Township is providing burlap kits; see the press release for more details including where and when you can pick up kits.


  1. Rosalind M Elson

    I am glad to see that the Township has stepped up to the plate and is helping us address this problem this year. I wish they had been proactive last year, but better late…!

    • Debbie

      After I wrote the post I was inspired to go and do scraping at my property. Of course I found masses but not as much as I was anticipating; and I found alot of dead moths in clumps…I am hoping that is consistent with the reported virus that we heard about last summer.


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