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State To Rid Vance, Granville Communities Of Tree-Killing Insect

Posted May 25, 2005 6:56 a.m. EDT

— The state is taking the first step to eliminate a tree killer north of the Triangle.

Starting in June, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture will begin aerial treatments for the gypsy moth near three communities in Vance and Granville counties.

Gypsy moths can strip trees of all their foliage, making them more susceptible to other pests.

The treatment to eliminate the moths is not a threat to people.