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1 YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Every move counts. Make yours gypsy moth free. Photo by Rusty Haskell

2 Agenda Gypsy moth — a threat to your customer’s new neighborhood USDA goals What is your route? Infested vs. noninfested How to stop the spread Tool kit — to help you tell the story Q & A YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

3 Gypsy moth was introduced to the United States in the 1860s and has been attacking trees and shrubs ever since. YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Photo by Mark Robinson

4 The Spread | How humans facilitate the problem Human-caused movement is the greatest contribution to the spread of gypsy moth. YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Photo by Milan Pernek, Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org

5 The Spread | Gypsy moth’s journey

6 The Spread | How gypsy moths prepare for their next move August – April Early to mid-July Mid May – June Gypsy Moth Egg Mass The cause of the spread. Larva Causes all the damage Pupa Transformation Adult Moths Reproduction Late July Remove, before the move. YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Photos: Larva: Photo by University of Georgia Archive Pupa: Photo by Milan Zubrik Adult moths: USDA APHIS PPQ Archive Gypsy moth egg mass: USDA Forest Service Archive

7 Monitor extent of gypsy moth infestations Limit artificial spread beyond infested area Support Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Foundation efforts Eradicate isolated populations outside infested area APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine Goals YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Photo by John H. Ghent Bell 205 — Summit Helicopter, Inc. — spraying BTK (Foray 76B) — Summit Helicopter — gypsy moth eradication project Organization: USDA Forest Service

8 Yourmovegypsymothfree.com USDA APHIS and its partners unite to stop the spread USDA APHIS works in close partnership with Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Foundation, Inc., and the United States Forest Service to trap for gypsy moth in noninfested areas: Trapping to capture male moths before they can locate and mate with females Mating disruption to confuse males by saturating an area with pheromones to prevent them from finding and mating with females Biological insecticides (Btk, Gypchek) and chemical insecticides YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Photo:

9 Leave the pests behind: Know your zone YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

10 Leave the pests behind: Remove before the move A critical step in the moving process. YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Photos: USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

11 Don’t leave their home without it. It’s the law. Leave the pests behind: Check the list YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

12 Leave the pests behind: Inspect portable storage containers YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

13 Help build awareness| Tool Kit : Video YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM How can you help build awareness about the gypsy moth? Use the tools from our tool kit!

14 Help build awareness| Tool Kit : Video YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

15 Help build awareness | Tool Kit : Ads, posters, counter signs YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

16 Help build awareness | Tool Kit : Web banners YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

17 Help build awareness | Tool Kit : Newsletter & Fact sheet YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Newsletter Fact sheet (front & back)

18 Help build awareness | Tool Kit: Website YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM

19 Help build awareness | Tool Kit : Brochure & Inspection sheet YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Your customer’s signature.

20 YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM Photo: Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org “The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Help us save our country’s majestic view for the next generation. Photo: Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

21 Thank you. Questions? YOURMOVEGYPSYMOTHFREE.COM


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