Gypsy moth spraying takes place this weekend
Online Staff Report
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be conducting aerial spraying to treat gypsy moths beginning Friday afternoon, May 27 or Saturday, May 28, depending on weather conditions.
Areas north and south of Spring Creek Road near Eisenhower Middle School, Reid Farm and Lyford roads and E. State Street to Guildford Road will be treated.
Each site will receive two applications approximately one week apart. Treatments are timed to coincide with the emergence of the gypsy moth’s caterpillar. Other dates are possible depending on wind and rain.
Treatments are gypsy moth-specific and not harmful to humans pets or other insects.
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