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.

Interactive 2022 Proposed Treatment Map

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

View a recording of the New Duluth and Cloquet presentation on YouTube

 

Lake County Proposed Mating Disruption Treatment

Recording coming soon.

Four Gypsy Moth Treatments Sites

County Area Proposed Product Maps Notification Treatment Dates
Carlton Cloquet Btk (x2) Aerial application

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St. Louis New Duluth Btk (x2) Aerial application

Aerial

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Late May or early June

Lake Two Harbors NE

Mating Disruption Aerial Application

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Lake Upland Trail Mating Disruption Aerial Application

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July