HOLLAND, Mass. (WWLP) – While we’re enjoying trees in full “green-leaf” foliage in western Massachusetts, it’s a much different story just 30 miles away in eastern Hampden County.
Gypsy moths have all but eaten the leaves off the trees in Holland, in the southeast corner of the county, near Brimfield. Hundreds of thousands of gypsy moth caterpillars are everywhere; in the trees, on the ground, and on parked cars.
Gypsy moths are a hungry pest, and besides destroying the natural beauty of the trees, they can kill your trees altogether.
The best way to kill the caterpillars, is to locate their nests, and destroy their eggs before they hatch. There are special sprays just for this purpose.