RVs and other vehicles that have been parked for the season can harbor pests or egg masses, which, if not removed before being moved, can begin infestations in new areas.
European gypsy moths can lay eggs on vehicles that sit for long periods of time. Those eggs can hitch a free ride to uninfested areas far, far away.
Gypsy moth caterpillars defoliate, weaken, and can kill more than 300 different species of trees and shrubs.
Check vehicles, especially wheel wells, for egg masses and other signs of insects and remove them. Wash off soil before leaving fishing, hunting, or camping trips.
If you're moving, be sure to visit YourMoveGypsyMothFree.com to learn the legal requirements to move out of a European gypsy moth quarantine area—which is most of the northeast quarter of the United States—to a non-quarantine area.