Moth spray will impact county

 

March 15, 2024



The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and partner organizations are proposing to treat spongy moth infestations this summer in seven counties across eastern Minnesota. Of the 42 sites, nearly half are in Carlton County.

Residents are invited to get more information on the spraying at a meeting 4-6 p.m April 2 at the Cloquet Public Library.

Formerly known as gypsy moths, spongy moths are ranked among America’s most destructive tree pests. The insect has caused millions of dollars in damage to forests as it has spread from New England westward in recent decades. Spongy moth caterpillars c...



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