For immediate release: May 15, 2009
Posted by: [DNR]
Contact: Marty Benson
Phone: (317) 233-3853

Final gypsy moth treatments for Allen and LaPorte counties set for next week

The Indiana DNR plans to conduct the final round of gypsy moth aerial treatments for Allen County sites on the morning of Tuesday, May 19. The final round of treatments for LaPorte County sites are scheduled for the morning of May 20.

Dry weather with little wind is needed to complete the treatments, which will be postponed if necessary.

This morning, the initial treatment of LaPorte County's Beatty Corner area was successfully completed.

Maps of the treatment sites and further information about gypsy moths and the scheduled aerial treatments may be found on the DNR Entomology Web site at gypsymoth.IN.gov.

In Indiana this treatment program, conducted by the DNR Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology, has kept gypsy moths in check and confined mainly to the northeastern part of the state for more than 25 years. This invasive pest species, originally from Europe, can attack more than 500 kinds of plants, primarily oak trees.

Those with questions may call the DNR, toll-free at 1-866-NO EXOTIC (1-866-663-9684) beginning at 5:30 a.m. on days treatments are scheduled; or 1-877-INFO DNR (1-877-463-6367), between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  People also may contact their Purdue county extension office for information at 1-888- EXT- INFO (1-888-398-4636).

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