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Published: Tuesday, 5/13/2008

Plane to spray for gypsy moths in West Toledo

Aerial spraying for gypsy moths will be done today in West Toledo, weather permitting.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will spray south of Carskaddon and north of Marvin avenues, and west of Cheltenham Road to just beyond Drummond Road.

St. Pius X Elementary School is in the targeted area. School officials have been notified. The application will be timed while no children are outdoors, the agency said.

Treatments will be sprayed by a low-flying aircraft just above the treetops, most likely in the early morning hours. A second application will be made four to seven days later.

Recorded daily updates on planned treatment blocks can be heard at 614-387-0907 or 800-282-1955, extension 37, after 5 p.m. Maps of application areas can be viewed at www.ohioagriculture.gov.

The invasive moth, which destroys trees and shrubs, is in 49 of Ohio's 88 counties. Controls are usually effective.

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