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Clark, Two Other Counties Added to Gypsy Moth Quarantine Area

3-21-12

Three more Wisconsin counties, including Clark county have been added to the list of those quarantined because of the dreaded Gypsy Moth

According to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Nkauj Vang, trapping data and field surveys over the past several years indicate significant increase in Gypsy moth activity in these counties.

The quarantine has the greatest impact on plant nurseries, Christmas tree growers, lumber mills and firewood distributors because of inspection requirements.

Vang says the quarantine is not expected to stop the infestation of the Gypsy Moth, which feasts on oaks and other trees.

The hope is to slow down the infestation in order to allow more time for research.

The quarantine for Ashland, Bayfield and Clark counties begins April 1st.

 

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