Monday, February 29, 2016

Come One, Come All

Karla Salp
Pest Program Outreach Coordinator

Randy Taylor shows 2015 trapping results
WSDA’s team of gypsy moth experts has been trekking around the state holding gypsy moth “Ask the Expert” open houses, and we still have three more open houses if you haven’t gone yet!

At the open houses, you can get all of your questions answered about WSDA’s proposed gypsy moth treatments for the spring of 2016. You have the opportunity to speak with people like Dr. Jim Marra, the Pest Program manager for the WSDA. But we also have trappers and others involved in the gypsy moth program who can answer your questions.
Dr. Jim Marra speaks with the local health department

In addition to WSDA staff, the Department of Health is available at most open houses. They are answering questions about Btk and your health.

Finally, don’t miss the chance to watch WSDA’s newest gypsy moth video. It’s only 10 minutes long and gives you tons of information about why gypsy moth is such a bad pest.
Learn fun facts like how much caterpillars eat

If you haven’t gone, we invite you to step right up to one of the three final gypsy moth open houses for 2016:
  • March 1 – Vancouver
  • March 3 – Olympia
  • March 10 – Tacoma
And if you aren’t able to make it to a live gypsy moth open house, you can always watch a recording of our virtual open house held in February!