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Entomological Services - Gypsy Moth Program
2015 Proposed Gypsy Moth treatments

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services proposes to treat three areas with a single application of Mating Disruption.  Area descriptions may be found below.  Click on the treatment name to view a map of the proposed area.

As part of the Environmental Assessment process, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will hold two evening meetings to solicit comments from the general public regarding the proposed treatment plans. For more information, please call 919-707-3730 or 800-206-9333.

Stokes County - Pliot Mountain Treatment Area:
This 762 acre proposed treatment area in Stokes County is located approximately 3 miles east of the town of Pilot Mountain. Volunteer Road passes through the southwest quadrant of the area, with the intersection of Brims Grove Road and Oscar Frye Road near its center. The area is a rural mix of uninhabited woodlands and agricultural fields. There are approximately 31 occupied dwellings in the area, plus one church. Water in this area drains into the headwaters of the Western Prong of the Little Yadkin River and there are a small number of small ponds. Along the waterways, bottomland hardwood forest predominates, represented by river birch, sycamore, willow, and sweetgum. The remainder of the area is mixed pine-hardwood forest. This area was selected as a proposed treatment based on 2013 and 2014 trapping results. In 2013, there was one high catch (9 moths) and two lower catches (1 per trap). In 2014, there were two high moth catches near the center of the area (83 and 31 moths per trap) and other significant catches nearby (3 and 8 moths). The proposed treatment is one aerial application of mating disruption.

Public meeting: Thursday, February 5, 7:00 pm, Pinnacle Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 1033 High Bridge Road,
Pinnacle, NC 27043


Person County - Hurdle Mills Treatment Area:
This 6448 acre proposed treatment area in Person County is located approximately 7 miles west of Roxboro, with its center being near the intersection of Rolling Hills Road and Yarborough Road, with US 158 passing along its northern boundary. The area is a rural mix of uninhabited woodlands and agricultural field land. There are approximately 119 occupied dwellings in the area. Numerous small creeks flow through the area, including Double Creek, Broachs Mill Creek, and Snipe Creek, along with several small ponds. Along the creeks, bottomland hardwood forest predominates, represented by river birch, sycamore, willow, and sweetgum. The remainder of the upland wooded area is mixed pine-hardwood forest. This area was selected as a proposed treatment based on 2013 and 2014 trapping results. In 2013, there was one significant catch
(4 moths). In 2014, there was one high moth catch (9 moths) and ten lower catches (1 to 4 moths per trap). The proposed treatment is one aerial application of mating disruption.

Public meeting: Thursday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Person County Extension Office Auditorium, 304 South Morgan Street, Roxboro, NC 27573


Person County - Woodsdale Road Treatment Area:
This 18387 acre proposed treatment area in Person County is located 5 miles north of Roxboro, centered
near the intersection of Woodsdale Road and Lawson Farm Road. The area is a rural mix of uninhabited woodlands and agricultural field land. There are approximately 234 occupied dwellings in the area, 6 churches, and at least 7 businesses. Hyco River and its tributaries run through the area. Parts of Hyco Lake and Mayo Reservoir are encompassed in the area. Along the creeks, bottomland hardwood forest predominates, represented by river birch, sycamore, willow, and sweetgum. The remainder of the upland wooded area is mixed pine-hardwood forest. This area was selected as a proposed treatment based on 2013 and 2014 trapping results. In 2013, there was one high moth catch (5 moths) and a lower catch nearby (2 moths). In 2014, there were three high catches (118, 10, and 7 moths) and seven lower catches (1 to 3 moths per trap). The proposed treatment is one aerial application of mating disruption

Public meeting: Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Person County Extension Office Auditorium, 304 South
Morgan Street, Roxboro, NC 27573

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041