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Gypsy Moths Are Expected To Invade Michigan Trees

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Last summer a swarm of stink bugs invaded homes across Michigan. However this summer, it is expected that gypsy moths will attack Michigan trees and destroy foliage.

The moths can destroy trees if large numbers hatch every year. They usually appear in the late summer months.

David Smitley, is a  professor in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. He says after two or three dry springs in a row, conditions are right for an outbreak of gypsy moths. Smitley says an outbreak can come with side effects.



Smitley says usually trees remain healthy. If problems do occur some leaves may die, but most trees will recover.


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