The Washington State Department of Agriculture will conduct the first of several treatments beginning next weekend to eradicate Asian and European gypsy moths, highly destructive, invasive pests found in several Western Washington sites.
Local sites include large areas of Tacoma’s tideflats, Fife, Edgewood and Milton.
In total, WSDA will treat about 10,500 acres with Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki), which is approved for use on organic food crops and has been safely used in previous gypsy moth eradication projects for many years. April 16 is the tentative date… Read More