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Treating Gypsy Moths in Western Wis.

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WXOW) - To control the spread of the gypsy moth, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will perform an aerial spray to treat more than 186,000 acres in Western Wisconsin.

The spray will take place Tuesday, June 3 at select sites in Jackson, Dunn, Barron, Trempealeau and Eau Claire counties

Spraying can start as early as sunrise, and weather permitting, it will continue until the spray plan for the day is complete.

The planes will fly low and will be loud according to Wisconsin DATCP.

The insecticides are non-toxic to humans, animals and wildlife.

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