2022 Proposed Treatment Areas
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), in collaboration with federal, state, and local partners, propose to treat gypsy moth populations at four sites in the spring/summer of 2022. Gypsy moths are an invasive insect, and our state monitoring program has found a high number of moths in these areas.
Aerial Treatment Applications
The MDA contracts aircraft to apply aerial treatments in Minnesota. Aircraft may begin flying shortly before sunrise and continue through the day when weather conditions are most ideal for treatment application. The aircraft flies over the treatment block, going back and forth in a zig zag like pattern. The aircrafts fly very low (about 50 feet above the treetops) and are very loud. Residents may be awakened by the noise of the low-flying aircraft.
Virtual Open Houses
The MDA is hosted hour long virtual open houses for citizens to learn more about the four proposed treatment areas. Topics covered included general insect biology, distribution, management, and proposed aerial treatment information.
New Duluth and Cloquet Proposed Btk Treatment
Lake County Proposed Mating Disruption Treatment
Recording coming soon.
|County||Area||Proposed Product||Maps||Notification||Treatment Dates|
|Carlton||Cloquet||Btk (x2) Aerial application||Sign up for text or email notifications for this area.||Late May or early June|
|St. Louis||New Duluth||Btk (x2) Aerial application||Sign up for text or email notifications for this area.||
Late May or early June
|Lake||Two Harbors NE||
Mating Disruption Aerial Application
|Sign up for text or email notifications for this area.||July|
|Lake||Upland Trail||Mating Disruption Aerial Application||Sign up for text or email notifications for this area.||