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DNR says: Seek and destroy gypsy-moth eggs

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says gypsy moth eggs will start hatching over the next few weeks, so now is the time to find and kill them.

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The DNR wants homeowners to search trees, houses, firewood piles, play sets and any other outdoor surfaces for the egg masses, which are tan colored and about the size of a quarter.

People can use horticultural oil designed to kill them, such as Golden Pest Spray Oil; or, the egg mass can be scraped off and dropped into soapy water. Experts say only scraping the eggs onto the ground, stepping on them or breaking them apart may allow some eggs to survive.

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