Spongy (formerly Gypsy) Moth Spraying Program

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Spongy Moths (Formerly Gypsy Months)
2022 Spray Date: Monday, May 23 (Weather Dependent)


2022 Spray Date(s): Our Spongy Moth (formerly Gypsy Moth) Spray Program is set to take place on Monday, May 23 for the 2022 treatment locations in the City of Kentwood. Should weather impede, additional spraying may occur on Tuesday, May 24.  All affected properties have been informed via direct mailing. Details regarding the spray are also announced here and on the City’s Facebook page.

Spongy Moth Spraying: The City of Kentwood has partnered with Hamilton Helicopters, Inc. to perform the spongy moth spray treatment. The exact day and time of the spray are determined by weather, including rain and wind conditions. 

The 2022 Treatment locations for the City of Kentwood (and neighboring communities) can be found at: http://regis-apps-login.gvmc-regis.org/mgypsymothsprayareaskentco.


Spongy Moth Suppression Program

Spongy (Formerly Gypsy) Moth Drift Management Plan
2022 Notice of Aerial Spray for Spongy Moths
2022 Spongy Month Suppression Program Letter to Residents
Foray 76B Material Data Safety Sheet
Pesticide Use Regulations Act 637


Additional Information

Bt: One Option for Spongy Moth Management
Spongy Moths and Your Shade Trees
Michigan State University Integrated Pest Management: Spongy Moth Resources 
Spongy Moth Fact Sheet
I'm in the Garden Today: Is Btk safe for Honey Bees?
Foray Brochure

Questions regarding the Spongy Moth Suppression Program for the City of Kentwood can be directed to Mark Rambo, Deputy City Administrator, at 616.554.0770 or via email to rambom@kentwood.us


REPORT Spongy MOTHS

Please use this form to report spongy moths in your home or neighborhood.