Aerial spraying to control gypsy moth caterpillars has been proposed for areas of Wauwatosa.
A low-flying plane applies an insecticide that targets the caterpillars that defoliate trees. Typically, the process happens early in the morning sometime in May or June.
Spraying is planned at Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Road, the neighborhood of 114th to 120th streets between North and Meinecke avenues, and Blue Mound Road to Underwood Parkway between 115th and 121st streets.
A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Muellner Building at Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St., to talk about treatment program specifics. Land owners and residents within the proposed spraying area can request their properties not be sprayed by writing to Parks and Forestry Superintendent Ken Walbrant, 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, or call (414) 471-8420 by Feb. 18.
- Tosa Farmers Market opens June 4 with new manager, new vendors
- Wauwatosa Meetings: June 2
- Wauwatosa Police Report: May 22 - 28
- Wauwatosa Ask Now: Why was a home on the parkway razed?
- Youth group raises funds by planting pink flamingos
- Mystery Photo Contest: June 2
- School Notes: June 2
- Wauwatosa Public Forum: Commercial vehicle ordinance should be preserved (3)
- Wauwatosa Weekly Planner: June 2
- Name revealed of new female giraffe at Milwaukee Co. Zoo