Gypsy Moth Spraying Begins Monday In Douglas County
Get ready for some loud, low flying planes. Douglas County Officials have announced that the aerial spraying to slow the spread of Gypsy moths will begin Monday morning as early as 6:00 am. Actual times could vary with the weather forecast.
Single engine yellow aircraft fly just above the treetops and release the spray that comes down in tiny wax like droplets. The spray is a biodegradable organic mating disruption substance.
Looking at the map, it appears that the spraying will take place in the Lake Nebagamon and Maple area.
The reason the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is conducting the spraying is in hopes that it will slow or disrput the spread of the harmful Gypsy Moth that feeds on many of our local trees.
You can find more information and an interactive map of the locations affected by clicking the link below.