NOTICE: Gypsy moth aerial treatment near KOSU June 18-19, 2020

Posted: June 16, 2020


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Spraying aircraft. Photo courtesy of Ohio Department of Agriculture

According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture website, an aerial treatment to control the invasive European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) will occur in the airspace surrounding The Ohio State University Airport (KOSU) June 18–19, 2020.

Spraying aircraft will fly in an east-west pattern near the KOSU airspace in pre-identified blocks, as part of the SPLAT, Disrupt II, Disparlure (Mating disruption) program. Aircraft flying 100 to 200 feet above treetops will spray SPLAT GM-O over areas where gypsy moth control is desired. The treatment blocks are near the north and south sides of the airport. (Specific location information is contained on the linked map.)


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Gypsy moth larva. Photo courtesy of Ohio Department of Agriculture

The spraying aircraft plan to depart from and arrive at the Fairfield County Airport (LHQ), so KOSU operations should not be disrupted.

Additional information—including product labels and scheduled dates—about the gypsy moth project may be found on the Ohio Department of Agriculture website.

Questions should be directed to:

Gypsy Moth Program
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E Main St Bldg 23
Reynoldsburg OH 43068

Phone: 614-728-6400
Fax: 614-728-6453