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Gypsy Moth Aerial Treatment in May and June

Open House Feb. 20 from 6-8pm

Post Date:02/01/2019 4:00 PM
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be conducting aerial treatments to control the Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) in and around the City of Findlay during the months of May and June 2019 as part of a state and federally sponsored suppression project.

The Gypsy Moth does its damage by defoliating the tree during its caterpillar life stage. A couple of years of defoliation and other environmental stresses can cause the trees to die. With over 300 species of trees and shrubs that can be affected, the Gypsy Moth is considered one of the most destructive insect pests currently threatening our forests and ornamental plants in Ohio. If left unchecked, Gypsy Moth infestations can grow quite rapidly. Therefore, it is vital to eliminate growing populations as soon as possible.

An Open House has been scheduled for the public on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6pm-8pm at the Brugeman Lodge, Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208, Findlay.

Notification letters will be sent by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to all residents that will be affected by this treatment. The public comment period ends February 28, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture by phone at 614-728-6400 or by email at adkins@agri.ohio.gov.

To see the full letter from the Ohio Department of Agriculture to the City of FIndlay Mayor's Office and information on the treatments that will be used, click here.