Low flying planes passing over Duluth for gypsy moth spraying

By KBJR News 1

Low flying planes passing over Duluth for gypsy moth spraying

July 28, 2014 Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 5:37 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- You may notice a handful of planes flying low over Duluth starting Monday.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is conducting gypsy moth spraying treatments throughout the week in Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, Canosia Township, Rice Lake Township and Morse Township.

The Department of Natural Resources describes the gypsy moth an invasive, leaf–eating insect that can feed on most types of trees and shrubs found in North America. When their populations soar, the gypsy moth caterpillars can strip an entire forest of leaves in May and June.

911 Dispatchers have been receiving a high volume of calls about the low flying planes and are asking people to refrain from calling 911 if you see these planes.

For more information about gypsy moth spraying, please click here.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com
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