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Look, Up In The Sky! Treating Gypsy Moths From Above

USDA Forest Service

Next week, the Illinois Department of Agricultureplans to treat parts of northern Illinois for the destructive Gypsy Moth.

The Gypsy Moth is a non-native species that feasts on a number of trees and shrubs, its preferred food source being oak leaves.

The treatment provided prevents these moths from breeding and will be applied in Kendall and Ogle counties by airplanes.

The treatment is organic and biodegradable, and is not harmful to humans, pets, or other wildlife.