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                Please maintain social distancing using the markings identified in the hallways.  Honor the occupancy limit on the elevator.

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                Personal court appearances will continue to be limited to very rare and statutorily necessary hearings.  Hearings will continue to be held telephonically or by other alternative means.  If you have an upcoming hearing or need to inquire about the status of your case, please call the appropriate office by phone.

                We appreciate your cooperation and working together during this challenging time.


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Gypsy Moth Program

Gypsy Moth Aerial Spraying Update

Gypsy moth hotline: (800) 642-MOTH (6684)

What: Aerial spraying of BTK to treat for gypsy moth.

When: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, weather permitting.

Spraying can start as early as sunrise and continue until the day’s plan is complete and as weather conditions allow. Aerial spraying requires calm winds, high humidity, and no precipitation. The yellow planes are loud and will fly low, just above the tree canopy. Pets or livestock may be frightened by the noise of the low-flying planes, so keep them indoors or monitor them.

Where: Select sites in Buffalo and Dunn counties. You can view a progress chart and maps of treatment sites at

Why: Treating for gypsy moth is necessary to control the spread of this destructive and invasive pest that feeds on the leaves of oaks, maples, crabapple, birch, and many other species of trees and shrubs.

Plan details: The first BTK treatments will begin in the counties listed above covering two sites. Most sites will receive a second application of BTK about 7–10 days after the first application.

Product: Planes will apply Foray 48B, which is approved for use in certified organic production or food processing by the Organic Materials Review Institute. The insecticide contains Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki or BTK. It is a naturally occurring soil bacterium that is poisonous to gypsy moth caterpillars when consumed. BTK breaks down in sunlight within a few days. Spraying does not affect organic certification.

The insecticide is not toxic to people, bees, animals, birds, or plants. People who have allergies may wish to stay indoors or leave the area until treatments are done.

More information: 

To learn more about the Gypsy Moth Program, visit or visit the gypsy moth portal at

To find out daily treatment plan updates, you can do any of the following:

If you have questions, you can contact program staff through any of the following:

  • Call the toll-free hotline at (800) 642-MOTH (6684), press 2 to speak with someone at DATCP or stay on the line to leave a message. Please include your name, phone number, and county of residence in your message.
  • Email

More information about Wisconsin’s Gypsy Moth Program:

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
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