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State agency to start gypsy moth aerial spraying today
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MONROE - Gypsy moth aerial treatments by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Program will start today, weather permitting. The treatments are necessary to control the spread of the gypsy moth, a destructive and invasive pest that feeds on the leaves of oaks, maples, crabapple, birch and many other species of trees and shrubs, according to a news release. The STS aerial program for 2017 consists of 51 treatment sites, involving about 170,000 acres in 18 counties, mostly in western Wisconsin.