Gypsy Moth has been detected in Medocino County

The Gypsy Moth has been detected in Medocino County. Two moths were found in the Anderson Valley area. The Gypsy Moth is a serious insect pest of hardwood forests, shade trees and shurbs. The feeding of the larval stages of the moth does serious damage to host species by causing defoliation of the host and seriously weakening or killing it. The Mendocino County Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring the situation.