Minnesota tries to hold off gypsy moth
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
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
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.