UPDATE on Spongy Moth Control Spraying in Patton Township:
Next Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 (weather dependent), Patton Township will be spraying 1250 acres of wooded neighborhoods to control spongy moth caterpillar activity. (Spongy moths were formerly known as Gypsy Moths). Back-up date in case of rain will be Wednesday, May 17th, 2023. 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.
We will continue to update you via the website and social channels as we approach the spray. Thank you.