Gypsy Moth Treatment Brings Low Flying Plane to Lake Nokomis Area

If you live near Lake Nokomis in the Wenonah or Keewaydin Neighborhoods, you might have noticed a low flying plane early the morning of Wednesday, May 20th. This flight was part of a mitigation effort sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to eradicate a reproducing gypsy moth population. A high number of moths were found in this area in 2019 as part of the state monitoring program.

The flight originated at the Anoka-County Blaine Airport and was being operated while in contact with MSP Air Traffic Control in accordance with FAA regulations.

This flight is the first of two treatments for this area, so residents can expect a similar flight to occur during the second application. Please use the link to the MDA website below for additional information about the work they are conducting and for their schedule of upcoming gypsy moth treatments. Additional inquiries regarding these treatments can be directed to MDA at 1-888-545-6684 or Arrest.the.Pest@state.mn.us.

www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/gmunit/gmtreatments