Quarantine: What does it mean?

When an area is quarantined, products that can carry spongy moth (Lymantria dispar) must be inspected and found clean before they can be shipped to areas that are free of this pest. Products that must be inspected include:

  • Nursery plants and trees
  • Unprocessed logs
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Christmas trees
Spongy Moth Caterpillar

If moving materials WITHIN Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection with any questions about the quarantine. In addition, WI-DATCP has a number of webpages with additional detailed information about the state’s spongy moth quarantine:

If moving products from quarantined counties within Wisconsin to unquarantined states or to other countries, contact the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Photo Credit: Bill McNee, WI DNR