State Begins Annual Gypsy Moth Spraying Today

Jun 12, 2019

A gypsy moth caterpillar

The Ohio Department of Agriculture plans to begin aerial spraying to disrupt gypsy moth mating on more than 61 thousand acres in Franklin and 11 other counties today. 

Airplanes will apply the treatment from approximately 100 feet above treetops and buildings. The gypsy moth feeds on the leaves of more than 300  tree and shrub specilies, which can permanently damage or kill them.