How do Spongy Moth travel?

Caterpillars trail a silk strand as they move.  Young caterpillars hang from this silk, and are carried by the wind.  (This is called ‘ballooning’.)  Humans also move egg masses or pupa cases on travel trailers, firewood, cars, etc.  Vehicular travel is how they came to Macomb County!  Make sure you do not give the Spongy Moth a ride!

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1. What is Spongy Moth and the impacts?
2. What are the goals of suppression efforts?
3. How are Spongy Moth Populations Suppressed?
4. What is the Spongy Moth Cycle?
5. How do Spongy Moth travel?
6. How do I know if I have the Spongy Moth?
7. What does Spongy Moth damage look like?
8. What happens when trees are defoliated?
9. Should I report a Spongy Moth Infestation?
10. Where is the Macomb MSU Extension?