DEC spraying bio-pesticide to keep spongy moths at bay

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is targeting the invasive pest spongy moth.

The spongy moth has done a number on forests in New York by eating above ground plant materials. Now the DEC will be spraying to keep the moth away.

The bio-pesticide being used has no negative effect on wildlife, plants or people.

The spongy moth used to be known as the gypsy moth. It was introduced from Europe back in the 1800s to start a silk industry here in America.

Learn about the types of leaves they enjoy munching on by watching the video.