6/27/14 – 7:07 A.M.
If you see low flying airplanes over wooded areas over the next few days, don’t worry – they’re supposed to be there. The Ohio Department of Agriculture is spraying for gypsy moths in Hancock, Wyandot, Allen, and Hardin Counties. The spray helps disrupt the mating pattern of the moth.
To spray, planes fly about 100 to 200 feet above treetops. The chemical used confuses male gypsy moths as they search for a mate. The chemical is not harmful to people, pet, or plants.
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