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DATCP to Survey for Gypsy Moth in 47 Counties


May 20, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will be setting more than 10,000 traps for gypsy moth in 47 counties from mid-May through early June. DATCP requests that property owners allow trappers access to place traps, and that they not disturb the traps once in place.

"The data we gather from these traps provides an estimate of the state's gypsy moth population and is used to plan for next year's spray treatment," said Michael Falk, DATCP's Gypsy Moth Trapping Coordinator. "It also helps DATCP's nursery and Christmas tree inspectors in the fall to chec...

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