We recently received an email from Lucia Hunt with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture regarding gypsy moths:
…the gypsy moth is crossing our paths again. We caught a record-setting number of moths last year and 90% of them were trapped in Lake and Cook counties. Not surprisingly, a few have spilled across the border into St. Louis County and the MDA is proposing to manage them by treating them this summer. Please see the attached bulletin for details about the products and the treatments.
Because of the huge number of residents in the proposed treatment area, we are not able to direct mail all affected residents. We’ll be focusing on traditional and social media to get the word out.
To help with this effort, here is the pdf of the proposal that they sent.
Proposal for Gypsy Moth Mgmt St. Louis County