trees http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois Officials Target Gypsy Moths http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-officials-target-gypsy-moths <p>Illinois officials are trying to combat the spread of gypsy moths responsible for weakening and killing trees in northern areas of the state.&nbsp; The department uses federal funds to spray bacteria and in some cases...pheremones to confuse the male moths during mating. Nancy Williams with the Illinois Department of Agriculture says the program is not intended to kill off all of the moths, but to at least slow their spread.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:33:40 +0000 Jenna Dooley 10022 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Officials Target Gypsy Moths