The Ohio Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture is set to begin aer­ial treat­ments to con­trol the gypsy moth pop­u­la­tion in the state.

51 acres in Defi­ance County is tar­geted as larva and leaf devel­op­ment now is peak­ing.

The depart­ment uses foray, a nat­u­rally occur­ring bac­terium found in the soil that inter­feres with the caterpillar’s feed­ing cycle. It’s not toxic to humans, pets, birds, or fish.

You can view maps of tar­geted areas at

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