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Spraying for Gypsy Moth in Rock County

BELOIT (WKOW) -- It's that time of year again, the DNR will be doing a Gypsy Moth spray in Beloit.

They'll be going on May 5, 6 or 7. The date is determined by the weather so if it's raining or too windy they can't spray.

The spray areas are the Beloit College area, Lesson Park, Collingwood area and Big Hills Park.

The spray formula used by the state's cooperative gypsy moth program is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute as acceptable for use in certified organic food production. It's not toxic to people, pets or other wild animals. However, some people with severe allergies may wish to stay indoors or avoid areas to be sprayed on the day that spraying occurs.

Also beginning next week the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will begin placing the purple traps around the area to see if the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is present in Beloit.  My crews continue to inspect trees for EAB but this program is here to assist us.  I have attached a photo of the trap so you can identify it should a resident inquire to what is hanging in there tree.

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