Gypsy Moths Back?

I heard through the grapevine that this year will be bad with Gypsy Moths. Has anybody else heard this? or is it just an evil rumour?

The infestations are often very localized although there have been times when they were very widespread. It has been at least twenty years since they were widespread in my area. A virus put an end to that. Last year many tree where defoliated a quarter mile from me but only a few caterpillars where on my property. I have not seen any eggs on trees this year so I don’t expect a problem.

I saw quite a bit several days ago. But it’s been raining for about a week straight now, and haven’t seen them since.

One hitched a ride on my bag when I took the train to work.