The Indiana DNR will begin the final round of gypsy moth aerial treatments for LaPorte County sites Wednesday morning (May 20), weather permitting.
Should weather conditions prevent treatment, the treatment will be rescheduled to the next favorable day. Treatment changes and updates will be posted at gypsymoth.IN.gov. Maps of the treatment sites and further information about gypsy moths are also available on this Web site.
The Gypsy Moth Program in Indiana, conducted by the DNR Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology, has been successful in keeping gypsy moths in check and confining the tree-killing insect mainly to the northeastern part of the state for more than 25 years. This invasive pest species, originally from Europe, attacks more than 500 kinds of plants but prefers 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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