MADISON (WKOW)--The Department of Agriculture plans spraying for the Gypsy Moth on Friday in four Wisconsin counties.
Spraying will start around 5am in Crawford, Grant, Green and Iowa counties as part of the Wisconsin Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Program.
The spraying is necessary to control the spread of the moth that feeds on the leaves of oaks, maples, crabapple, birch and other species of trees and shrubs. The spraying is contingent on suitable weather. Spray planes will fly about 50 feet above tree level.
Here are the specific areas to be sprayed:
Crawford County - A 1,433-acre site located in the township of Bridgeport, 3 miles east of Prairie du Chien.
Grant County - Three sites: a 2,013-acre site located in the township of Castle Rock, less than a mile east of Castle Rock; a 744-acre site located in the township of Muscoda, 3 miles southwest of Muscoda; and a 517-acre site located in the township of Liberty, on County Highway F and County Road E, and the town of Stitzer.
Green County - A 111-acre site located in the township of Exeter, less than a mile east of Dayton and 2.5 miles southeast of Belleville.
Iowa County - A 119-acre site located in the township of Arena, 3.5 miles southeast of Spring Green and 6 miles southwest of Arena.
More information is available at www.gypsymoth.wi.gov or by calling the toll-free gypsy moth hotline at 1-800-642-MOTH (1-800-642-6684).