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DNR Tackling Gypsy Moth Problem

(Indianapolis, IN) - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is trying to get to the bottom of the gypsy moth problem.


The DNR is hosting a series of virtual meetings via Zoom to address the gypsy moth infestation that is affecting La Porte County and several others. DNR personnel will discuss problems associated with infestations of the insect, available management methods, and proposed treatment options. The representatives will also welcome questions and take comments.


The meetings will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 24

Thursday, January 26

Monday, January 30.

There will be two meeting times each day at 11 a.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. Central.


All meetings will cover the same information. There is no need to attend more than one. Maps of proposed treatment areas can be viewed at on.IN.gov/spongymoth by clicking on the link “2023 Indiana Spongy Moth Treatment Program” at the top of the page.


To participate in a meeting, go to ZOOM.us. Click “JOIN A MEETING.” The meeting code is 886 8673 1356. You can also dial in by phone 312-626-9799.


The DNR will be accepting info from the public on this topic until March 3. Email comments to DEPP@dnr.IN.gov. When commenting, officials ask for specific information related to your spongy moth situation, in addition to the best way to contact you.

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