- Associated Press - Sunday, May 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Agriculture says it will be spraying for gypsy moths in north and northwest Portland on Sunday and Monday. This is the third and final round of spraying in the area.

KOIN-TV reports (https://is.gd/dmBRbM ) about 8,800 acres are being treated.

Sunday’s spraying will take place in St. Johns, west Hayden Island and near the Ports of Portland and Vancouver. Spraying on Monday will be over Linnton and Forest Park.

The agriculture department uses an insecticide commonly known as Btk, a bacterial species that has been used on gypsy moths in Oregon since 1984.

Officials say there is no immediate health risk from the spray, but they advise people to stay inside for about a half hour after it is sprayed..


Information from: KOIN-TV, https://www.koin.com/

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