WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT THE TREES ON YOUR PROPERTY?
 
  •  Familiarize yourself with fall cankerworm life-stages

  Fall Cankerworm Adult Female Moth Laying EggsFall Cankerworm Adult Male MothFall Cankerworm Caterpillar

  •  Recognize the telltale signs of damage 


Fall Cankerworm Defoliation PatternFall Cankerworm Defoliation Pattern



  • Identify the preferred host tree species affected by fall cankerworms.   They feed on a variety of trees including: ash, beech, elm, hickory, linden, maples and oaks.  If you are unsure of what tree species you have on your property, these sites offer a guide:  
  • Contact the Prince William County Mosquito & Forest Pest Management Branch if you suspect that you have fall cankerworms on your property.
 
 

 Contact Us

 
14879 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112
Phone: 703-792-6279
Fax: 703-791-3092
Email: gypsymothmosquito@pwcgov.org