Gypsy Moth Treatment Program by Air

Due to the presence of this invasive insect, NCDA & CS is conducting treatment in parts of our area.

Organic products will be used for all proposed gypsy moth treatments in 2022.







The most common method of pesticide application for the control of gypsy moth is by aircraft.  Either fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters may be used.  Spray aircraft are low-flying, often 50 feet above treetops.  If you are in a gypsy moth spray block, it may appear that the aircraft is out of control or crashing.  This is not the case.  However, when in doubt, call your local emergency management office.  NCDA&CS always informs local emergency management personnel prior to gypsy moth treatments.


John H. Ghent, USDA Forest Service,



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