The spongy moth (formerly known as the gypsy moth) has been a destructive forest and tree pest in Pennsylvania since 1932. Infestations are cyclic and regional, so different portions of the state may be affected during each cycle.
College Township will not have a spongy moth spraying program in 2023. However, College Township Council did authorize a budget allocation to help offset the contractual costs borne by Mount Nittany Conservancy for the spraying of properties on Mount Nittany, where there was some evidence of infestation.
The following links are provided to give residents additional information on the spongy moth, as well as, resources to aid in combatting the latest infestation:
Penn State Extension - providing good information on spongy moth life cycle, treatment windows and options.
Centre County Government - during past countywide infestations, Centre County Government managed a spraying program. While there is no County program budgeted in 2023, this page still provides relevant information and resources.