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Minnesota tries to hold off gypsy moth infestation
Duluth News Tribune
Published July 3, 2006

ST. PAUL - State officials say they think they can hold off a gypsy moth infestation along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

A chemical poisonous to the moth has been applied on the Grand Portage Indian reservation. Later this summer, tiny chips will be dropped on Cook and Lake counties with a chemical that'll confuse male moths.

But Kimberly Thielen-Cremers with the state Department of Agriculture says a permanent gypsy moth presence in Minnesota is just a few years away.

She says the state can buy five to ten years by slowing the spread.

Spot infestations of gypsy moths have been turning up in Minnesota for more than a decade. The number of moths found along the North Shore last summer were the most ever counted in the state.


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