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The original item was published from 3/20/2023 11:46:00 AM to 4/12/2023 8:37:26 AM.

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Control of Spongy Moth (fka Gypsy Moth) Caterpillars in Patton Township


In late May 2023, Patton Township will be spraying 1285 acres of wooded neighborhoods to control spongy moth caterpillar activity. (Spongy moths were formerly known as Gypsy moths). 

A licensed aerial applicator will be spraying a biological insecticide, Foray 48B, or Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki Berliner (Btk) at a rate of 3⁄4 of a gallon per acre. 

Read full March 20 Press Release for full details and visit our Spongy Moth webpage for more details. 


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