Thursday, May 28, 2009

Local governments redoubling gypsy moth control efforts after bad 2008 infestation; McHenry County, IL

Daily Herald | Local governments redoubling gypsy moth efforts
By Charles Keeshan | Daily Herald StaffContact writerPublished: 5/26/2009 4:48
A year after tree-devouring gypsy moths blazed what one official called a 'historical' trail of destruction in McHenry County, the county and 15 other local governments are teaming up to double past efforts aimed at halting the pest in its tracks.
Under a plan outlined before a county board committee Tuesday, the governments will spend about $200,000 - four times as much as a year ago - to spray about 3,500 acres over the next two weeks with a species specific pesticide aimed at eradicating the insect while still in its caterpillar stage."

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