Aerial treatment for moths to be done in McDowell, Mingo counties

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is stepping up efforts to combat the spread of spongy moth, otherwise known as gypsy moth.

The Department is treating almost 7000 acres in Mingo and McDowell County. The spray is non-toxic and biodegradeable with a consistency like hand cream.

It disrupts mating by overstimulating male moths.

The treatment will be applied by aircraft and will not impact other insects or animals.

Sponsored Content