Lackawanna County accepting Spring 2017 gypsy moth spraying requests until Aug. 19, 2016

For Abington Journal | August 2nd, 2016 1:33 pm

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County is accepting requests for spraying for gypsy moth caterpillars in the spring of 2017.

The county is cooperating with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of Forestry in a joint effort to spray gypsy moth caterpillars next year in certain residential and public high use areas within the county. Treatment locations will be selected on the basis of resident requests and subsequent surveys. No treatment areas have been determined.

Requests for treatment of forested residential areas will be taken until Aug. 19. Information on the program’s objective and qualified treatment areas is available by calling Mike Chisdock, the county’s gypsy moth program coordinator, at 570-963-6850.

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