DNR Considers Ending Gypsy Moth Spraying

Due to diminishing need for the program, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking at closing its gypsy moth suppression program, DNR Invasive Forest Insects Program Coordinator Andrea Diss-Torrance said during a public hearing Dec. 19 at DNR service centers in Eau Claire, Fitchburg, Milwaukee and Green Bay.

“This is a service currently that is small enough that it is manageable on a local level and can be serviced by the private industry,” Diss-Torrance said. “The state can, at this point, step back and really should step back so that we’re not in competition with businesses that could provide these services.” read more >>