Aerial treatments start this month.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will soon begin aerial treatments to control the spread of gypsy moths. Treatments in Hocking, Ross and Vinton Counties will begin this month as larva and leaf development reaches the optimal threshold for treatment.
Treatments are administered using a low-flying aircraft that flies just above tree tops, mostly during early morning hours. These treatments are not toxic to humans, pets, birds, nor fish.
Ohioans can view maps of treatment blocks at www.agri.ohio.gov.