The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has imposed the state’s first quarantine for gypsy moths. The quarantine affects Lake and Cook counties in far northeastern Minnesota. It took effect Tuesday.
Officials will set more than 14,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring as part of the state’s annual monitoring program for the destructive tree pest. Gypsy moth caterpillars eat the leaves of many trees and shrubs. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says they favor oak, poplar, birch and willow.
A warning about your Christmas Tree: Something other than presents could be lurking below it.
The state Agriculture Department is telling Minnesotans not to let pests into their homes this holiday season — and they’re not talking about relatives.
If you buy a Christmas tree or wreath online this year, make sure you’re not letting destructive insects into your home or neighborhood.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture plans to spray about 1,500 acres of land in the Twin Cities next week to eradicate gypsy moth infestations.