Ohio Dept. of Ag to begin spongy moth treatments

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REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) will soon begin aerial treatments to control populations of the Spongy Moth (formerly Gypsy Moth) in Ohio, through a means by which the mating cycle is disrupted.

The following areas will receive treatments:

  • Delaware County: Olive Green, Sunbury
  • Guernsey County: Caldwell North
  • Knox County: Centerburg, Homer
  • Licking County: Newark
  • Muskingum County: Crooksville
  • Putnam County: Ottoville
  • Vinton County: Mineral
  • Washington County: Fleming

Treatments can be expected sometime during the week of June 12, weather permitting. Treatments are administered using a low-flying yellow aircraft, approximately 100 feet above the tree tops.

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