BEWARE, These Tiny Monsters Are Killing Trees And Now They Are In Urban Areas As Well

BEWARE, These Tiny Monsters Are Killing Trees And Now They Are In Urban Areas As Well
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Moths are generally avoided by the common folk due to their awkward and creepy outer appearance but this species of moth, Lymantria dispar, also called as gypsy moths, is a whole new level of creepy. They are creepy to a point where they can turn out to be a complete nuisance for people and animals living around them. 

Although, if they are a few in number, they're not much of a threat but when they need to feed and grow in major colonies, they can become a trouble. Let's check out more. 

You might have seen nests like these before..

You might have seen nests like these before..

They tend to be found in colonies in some rattled old corner of your home.

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Or on window sills.

Or on window sills.
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These little bugs would be found crawling their way from the windows into your home.

This can be problematic.

This can be problematic.
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They tend to build out a translucent web like structure.

Those worms are larval gypsy moths

Those worms are larval gypsy moths
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And the web structure are like their nests.

They grow up to be like these.

They grow up to be like these.
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So they need those nests to feed and grow.

So they need those nests to feed and grow.
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And they usually take over the entire tree.

And they usually take over the entire tree.
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It may affect the greenery and vegetation of the tree as well.

Sometimes it may spread too much.

Sometimes it may spread too much.
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It looks pretty white and serene but it's definitely troublesome.

It looks pretty white and serene but it's definitely troublesome.
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Once it's starts spreading to objects around the tree.

Once it's starts spreading to objects around the tree.
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And then it's just a nuisance!

And then it's just a nuisance!
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The gypsy moths have been increasing over the years.

The gypsy moths have been increasing over the years.
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These species have come from France and have been multiplying like crazy in America.

They strip down trees and it's called defoliation.

They strip down trees and it's called defoliation.
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It's affecting the ecosystem because, since the 1980s, they have stripped down nearly 1 million acres of forest land.

Now there's an urgent need to find a counter measure.

Now there's an urgent need to find a counter measure.
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The pest control will obviously be able to help you, but you gotta nib it in the bud!