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Plant Industry - Plant Protection Section

Regulated Articles - Gypsy Moth

Movement of the pest Gypsy Moth or other Regulated Articles from Quarantine Areas is prohibited except under certificate or permit. Certificates or permits may be obtained from a NCDA&CS Plant Protection Specialist in your area, or by contacting the Plant Protection Section at 919-733-6932. 

The following areas are currently quarantined for gypsy moth:

  1. All of Currituck County and;
  2. That area of Dare County bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of State Road 1208 and Roanoke Sound; then easterly along this road to its junction with State Road 1206; then southerly along this road to its intersection with U.S. Highway Business 158; then easterly along an imaginary line to its intersection with the Atlantic Ocean; then northwesterly along the coastline to its intersection with the Dare-Currituck County line; then westerly along this county line to its intersection with the Currituck Sound; then southeasterly along this sound to the point of beginning.

The Following Regulated Articles Require a Certificate or Permit Year-Round:

  1. The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar Linnaeus) in any living stage of development.
  2. Trees with roots, and shrubs with roots and persistent woody stems, except if greenhouse grown throughout the year.
  3. Logs and pulpwood, except if moved to a mill operating under a compliance agreement.
  4. Firewood (unless moved as an outdoor household article).
  5. Mobile homes and associated equipment.
  6. Recreational vehicles and associated equipment (unless moving as an outdoor household article), moving from a hazardous recreational vehicle site when the person in charge of the site has been notified.
  7. Cut Christmas trees or trees without roots.
  8. Any other products, articles, or means of conveyance, of any character whatsoever, when it is determined by an inspector that any life stage of gypsy moth is in proximity to such articles and the articles present a high risk of artificial spread of gypsy moth infestation and the person in possession thereof has been so notified.

Gypsy Moth Regulations

For Additional Information Contact:
Chris Elder
Gypsy Moth Program Coordinator
Email Address:
(919) 707-3743
(919) 733-1041



NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041