The Invasive Species Centre’s David Dutkiewicz was interviewed by CBC Ottawa’s All in a Day with Alan Neal. In the radio interview, David discusses the Invasive Species Centre’s Spongy Moth Egg Mass Scraping Contest, and how you can help limit the spread and damage of spongy moth for the 2022 season.

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry reported that the spongy moth has defoliated over 1.77 million hectares of forest in southern Ontario just this year. Dutkiewicz notes that the spongy moth is being detected in more areas as of recently, including in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Batchewana, with most of their population concentrated in southern and eastern Ontario. 

For all spongy moth reports for the 2021 season visit:

Listen to the story here. 

Check out the spongy moth Egg Mass Scraping Contest contest here.

You can also read more about the spongy moth here.

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