Btk for Control of Gypsy Moth, Facts about

Btk for Control of Gypsy Moth, Facts about

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Summary:
Gypsy moth infestations can cause moderate to severe defoliation of certain types of trees. Several years of defoliation can severely weaken or kill trees. Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis ssp kurstaki)biological pesticide has been used to control gypsy moth infestations. The fact sheet is intended to inform the general public about Btk and address any health related concerns.

Audience:
General public

Type:
Fact Sheet

Updated:
March 2008