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State proposes gypsy moth eradication in Puyallup

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on Dec. 23, 2010 at 10:32 am with 4 Comments »
December 23, 2010 10:32 am

The state Department of Agriculture wants to treat the parking lot of the South Hill Mall in Puyallup this spring with a biological insecticide to eradicate a “reproducing population” of the destructive European gypsy moth.

The treatment would involve three to five applications of the insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki, the department said in a news release. The insecticide is found naturally in the environment and is registered for use by the Environmental Protection Agency, the release said.

There are no homes in the proposed application area, the release said.

The plan isn’t a done deal. The department will consult with state and federal agencies and take public comment before the treatment is approved. An open house will be held in January in Puyallup, the release said.

The last gypsy moth eradication project in the state was three years ago in Kent.

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  1. PolarBear53 says:

    Bad news, these are all over south hill. In fact I just seen one this afternoon when cleaning

  2. While they are at it, the State should spray some truth dust over Puyallup City Hall. Maybe then we can get some honest statements from the City Hall leadership instead of the self serving deceptions we have been subjected to since the new uberfuhrer took control.

  3. guidocarmasi says:

    not in my back yard be carefull poor people

  4. Can they spray for athlete’s foot fungus? Ah, go ahead, just as long
    as you don’t cut down any trees.

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