For immediate release: Apr 29, 2010
Posted by: [DNR]
Contact: Marty Benson
Phone: (317) 233-3853

First round of gypsy moth treatment completed

Allen and Kosciusko counties

All gypsy moth aerial treatments in Allen and Kosciusko counties for this week were completed Wednesday and today.

A second round of treatments is scheduled for next week, and may occur as early as May 3, depending on the weather. Dry weather with little wind is ideal, and rain or high wind will delay treatment until the next suitable day.

Treatments begin shortly after sunrise and continue until completed or weather conditions stop treatment.  People will see low flying aircraft conducting the treatment. 

Maps of the treatment sites and further information about gypsy moths and the 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 may also contact their Purdue county extension office for information at 1-888- EXT- INFO (1-888-398-4636).

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