Gypsy Moth Spraying to Begin in Midland County
The Midland County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program will be conducting aerial spraying of B.t. in select areas of the County and City beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The treatment may take 1-3 days, weather permitting. The spray will be applied by a small white and yellow helicopter with tail number: N38110. Midland County residents can view the aerial spray map on the County website at: https://www.co.midland.mi.us/GypsyMoth.aspx and follow the prompts for Aqquatic Consulting Services or go directly to the ACS Gyspy Moth webpage at: https://www.aquaticremedies.com/current-season-spray-map. The Gypsy Moth Program will be applying liquid Foray76B B.t.k. (Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki) to forested areas by helicopter between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and dusk, as weather permits. The material used in this program is a naturally-occurring soil bacterium which is toxic to gypsy moths but nontoxic for humans, pets and other life forms.
Residents with questions about the program can be directed to the Gypsy Moth Program office at (989) 689-0223.