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PA Game Commission to spray for gypsy moths

Harrisburg –

In its ongoing effort to protect wildlife habitat and battle gypsy moth infestation, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to spray more than 62,000 acres of state game lands this spring.

Spraying will occur on 27 different state game lands and will begin this month.

Five state game lands in Elk and Jefferson Counties, which span more than 15-hundred acres, are included in the spraying plan.

The forests scheduled to be treated in the coming weeks have building populations of gypsy moths that, if left untreated, could cause severe defoliation this summer, especially among Oak trees.