Low Flying Yellow Plane?  Spongy Moth Treatments

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has begun aerial treatments to control populations of the Spongy Moth (formerly Gypsy Moth) in Ohio, through a means by which the mating cycle is disrupted.  Northwest Ohio will receive treatments sometime between June 16 and June 21, weather permitting.  

Treatments are administered using a low-flying yellow aircraft, approximately 100 feet above the tree tops.

In all areas receiving treatments, ODA will use a single application of the product SPLAT GM-O. This product does not kill the moth, but it disrupts the mating process by confusing the male as it searches for a female mate. SPLAT is an organic and biodegradable formula that is completely harmless to both humans and animals. If you come into contact with it, simply wash the affected area with soap and water. Clothing can be cleaned with hot water and laundry detergent. The product is not harmful to birds, bees, plants, pets or humans.

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