Friday, February 29, 2008

Gypsy Moth Public Meetings


March 10, 11 & 12, 2008

All the indications are that it will be another bad year for gypsy moths in Centre County. The PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry will be conducting an aerial spray program in Centre County in May.

Centre County’s Gypsy Moth Coordinator, Karl Mierzejewski, will be holding Town Hall Meetings at three different locations in Centre County to inform county residents about gypsy moths, the spray program and measures available to the homeowner.

This is your chance to find out more about gypsy moths! Topics will include:
The 2008 state spray program – am I included?
The gypsy moth – how did it get so bad?
New developments in effective gypsy moth control.
How to make sure that the county informs you about future programs.
Is the material that the state will spray really safe? Yes it is!
What you can do as a homeowner to limit damage to your trees.
What we can expect for 2009.
How to arrange private aerial or ground spraying.

PRESENTERS:
County Gypsy Moth Coordinator
PA Bureau of Forestry Area Forest Pest Manager
Eradicoat Gypsy Moth Control System Representative

MEETING LOCATIONS:
Monday, March 10 – 7pm to 9pm
Philipsburg-Osceola Senior High School Auditorium, 502 Philips St., Philipsburg

Tuesday, March 11 – 7pm to 9pm
State College High School, South Building Auditorium 650 Westerly Parkway, State College

Wednesday, March 12 – 7pm to 9pm
Bald Eagle Area High School Cafeteria, 751 S Eagle Valley Rd, Wingate


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1 comment:

DColasante said...

I live in Delaware County, PA northwest of Phila. I have had 5 gypsy moth lure traps (Safer Brand - www.victorpest.com - very effective)out for 8 weeks and have been capturing about 50 male gypsy moths per day for the last 3 weeks. They are tapering off now (15/day). I have found no egg sacks on the local trees.