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Gypsy Moth Treatments For Duluth Lakeside And North Shore

Feb 15, 2018 09:11AM ● Published by Editor

 Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Dave Strandberg of KDAL

ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is expected to tackle a gypsy moth infestation within the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood and other areas up the north shore this spring.  

Treatments are also proposed in portions of Two Harbors and the Split Rock and Beaver Bay area. Public informational meetings will be held February 28th at the Lake County Forestry Office in Two Harbors from 3 to 4 p-m and in the Beaver Bay Community Center from 6 to 7 p-m.

An informational meeting about the treatment program has been scheduled in Duluth on March 1st. The public meeting will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 1814 North 51st Avenue East from 6 to 7 p-m.

Gypsy moths are among the most destructive tree pests and has been spreading west from New England in recent decades. They are now common in Wisconsin and becoming established in Minnesota.

The treatments help to postpone the full scale invasion of the gypsy moth.

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