Expect Low Flying Aircraft

posted Apr 26, 2017, 4:58 AM by Ryan Quinn
Residents of 20 western and central Wisconsin counties can expect to see and hear loud, low-flying planes as early as sunrise starting in early May. 

Small, yellow planes will be treating for invasive gypsy moth caterpillars. 

These non-native pests defoliate trees during their caterpillar stage, causing stress and potentially tree death. 

The DNR and DATCP are leading the treatment efforts against the gypsy moth, and will be treating the several counties in Northwest Wisconsin including Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, St. Croix and Washburn County.