STATE SPRAYS FOR GYPSY MOTHS
Friday, July 10th, 2009 -- 12:12 pm
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
You might see some low-flying planes in the area Friday.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is spraying for Gypsy Moths in Clark County.
The aerial spraying is necessary to control the spread of the destructive moth, which feed on the leaves of oaks, maples, crabapple, birch and many other tree species.
The Department plans to spray about 36,000 acres in Clark County, mostly in the western half of the county, extending into Eau Claire County.
Plans may change as spraying depends on favorable weather conditions.
The spraying includes pheromone flakes, which disrupt mating patterns.