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Posted on: March 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Spray Date Approaching for Control of Spongy Moth Caterpillars in Patton Township

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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. 

To read the full press release from today, 5/10/23, click here: May Press Release

To read more about Spongy Moths on our website, click here: Spongy Moth webpage 

We will continue to update you via the website and social channels as we approach the spray. Thank you.                                                                   


Press Release 5/10/23
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