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Spongy Moth Damage in Walworth County

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

Spongy moth caterpillars (formerly known as gypsy moths) have wreaked havoc in Walworth County, causing many homeowners concern about their trees. Oaks are a preferred food source, but the caterpillars have also been attacking maple, birch, and conifers. Fortunately, the caterpillars will be gone soon….for this year. Here is what you need to know.




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