MDA plans to keep the gypsy moth away from Houston Co.

Created: February 13, 2020 10:53 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) wants to stop a little pest before it causes big trouble.

An infestation of gypsy moths was found in southeast Minnesota near the town of Hokah.  Gypsy moth caterpillars can defoliate large sections of forest. 


The MDA is developing a treatment plan for about 1,620 acres in Houston County and is planning an open house on February 25th to share the information.

Gypsy moth caterpillars are among the nation's most destructive tree pests spreading from New England to Wisconsin, and now establishing themselves in Minnesota.

Open house details:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7 – 8 p.m.
Hokah Fire Department
9 Mill Street
Hokah, MN 55941

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