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Gypsy moth treatment planned for late June in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on April 28, 2016

A tree killing pest will have planes flying over the Illinois Valley this summer.

Despite state budget issues, state planes will drop a treatment to stop Gypsy Moths called “Disrupt” around the Illinois Valley on June 25th and 27th. The treatment area covers more than 63,000 acres. All of Utica, Oglesby, La Salle and parts of Peru and Putnam County is included in the treatment area.

The Gypsy Moth strips the leaves off many types of trees including oaks, apple and birch trees. The treatment to prevent mating of the moth is not supposed to be bad for humans or animals.

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