ICYMI: Gypsy Moths Sucker Punch Massachusetts: Biggest Outbreak Since 1981

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July 9, 2016

Many of us surely remember the gypsy moth outbreak of the early ’80s. It was like a horror movie. If you had trees on your property, it was nearly impossible not to step on hordes of them in their caterpillar stage. Trees everywhere were wrapped in grease-covered aluminum foil to stop the pests from climbing up the trunks.

The moths stormed doorways and ruined cookouts.

Mostly, it was just annoying and…icky.

Everyone’s commenting about it again. Why they heck are there so many gypsy moths around?

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