APHIS Updates Gypsy Moth Outdoor Household Article Checklist

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has updated PPQ Form 377: Gypsy Moth Checklist and Record of Your Self-Inspection.  People who live in the gypsy moth quarantine area—generally the northeast quadrant of the contiguous United States—must use PPQ Form 377 to inspect their outdoor household goods for gypsy moth before they move to a non-infested area. The Federal gypsy moth regulations (Title 7 Code of Federal Regulations 301.45-4) require this action to prevent the human-assisted movement of this damaging pest of woody plants. A copy of the form must accompany the household goods during the move. This checklist may be completed by the person moving or by a qualified certified applicator. Once completed and signed, the checklist is an official certificate that will satisfy Federal requirements for interstate moves.

The updated checklist is now a fillable PDF document that can be completed and signed digitally.  This electronic document, once completed and signed digitally, is acceptable in all instances where the checklist is required.  The new version of the checklist makes it easier for those who are moving and for the moving industry to comply with the gypsy moth regulations.  The updated checklist can be downloaded from the APHIS Web site. It is the second page of the factsheet “It’s the Law: Before Moving, Check for the Gypsy Moth.”

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