MDA Proposes Gypsy Moth Quarantine for Lake and Cook Counties
Release Date: Jun 25, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is proposing a quarantine of Lake and Cook counties in the spring of 2014 to restrict movement of potentially infested items. MDA’s goal in establishing quarantines is to prevent the human-assisted spread of a dangerous or destructive pest or disease, in this case, the gypsy moth, from known infested areas into non-infested areas. Regulated articles are defined as trees and woody shrubs with roots (nursery stock) and trees without roots (Christmas trees), logs, pulpwood, bark and bark products, mobile homes and associated outdoor household articles (residential and camping equipment) and other products, articles or means of conveyance that may spread gypsy moths.
MDA is currently taking comments on this proposal. To learn more about the proposal and to comment, visit http://www.mda.state.mn.us/en/plants/pestmanagement/gmunit/gmregulations.aspx.