The MDA, in collaboration with federal, state, and local partners, will treat isolated gypsy moth populations in the Nokomis area of Minneapolis, the Hokah area in Houston County, and the Oak Center area in Wabasha County in the spring of 2020. 

A state monitoring program found a high number of moths in the three areas in 2019. Follow-up site visits also found gypsy moth egg masses. This indicates there are reproducing gypsy moth populations.

All of this information has prompted the MDA and the Minnesota Gypsy Moth Program Advisory Committee to develop treatment plans for 2020.

Nokomis, Minneapolis

The MDA has a management plan to eradicate a reproducing gypsy moth population in the city of Minneapolis. The treatment area is 298 acres in the southeast corner of the city. The area is in the Wenonah Neighborhood, with the northern boundary extending into the Keewaydin Neighborhood.

The two treatments for the Nokomis area of Minneapolis have been completed. No more are needed.

Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 1-888-545-6684 or Arrest.the.Pest@state.mn.us with treatment questions.

Nokomis gypsy moth treatment area

This map shows the Nokomis treatment block.

Hokah, Houston County

The MDA has a management plan to eradicate a reproducing gypsy moth population near the city of Hokah in Houston County. The treatment area is approximately 1,620 acres and is 1.5 miles west of Hokah. Union Ridge Road runs through the middle of the treatment area.

The two treatments for the Hokah area have been completed. No more are needed.

Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 1-888-545-6684 or Arrest.the.Pest@state.mn.us with treatment questions.

Map of Hokah gypsy moth treatment area.

This map shows the treatment block.

Oak Center, Wabasha County

The MDA has a management plan to eradicate a reproducing gypsy moth population near the unincorporated community of Oak Center in Gilford Township, Wabasha County. The treatment block is approximately 1,420 acres and is located approximately three miles north of Zumbrota Falls. US Highway 63 runs through the middle of the treatment area.

The two treatments for the Nokomis area of Minneapolis have been completed. No more are needed.

Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 1-888-545-6684 or Arrest.the.Pest@state.mn.us with treatment questions.

Oak center gypsy moth treatment area

This map shows the treatment block.