Gypsy Moth Treatment for 2022

"At this time it is NOT the Township or County responsibility to treat for Gypsy Moths. In the past, treatment has been on a volunteer basis. In Spring of 2021 approximately 265 acres of the approximately 11,000 acres of private  property in the Township were treated. Due to the concern of citizens at the Foster Township meeting in June 2021, a committee was formed to look into possible options for the Township to manage and pay for the treatment of Gypsy moths on a long term basis. Since those options are a minimum of 3-5 years from possibly being implemented,  we are concentrating on enhancing the volunteer efforts to try to include all those who want their property treated in Spring of 2022. 

Property Tax Number will be needed in the Gypsy Moth Request Form.  This number can be found on the Summer Tax Bill in the upper right hand corner 004-XXX-XXX-XX.

Don't have your Summer Tax Bill, click the link below to look up your property.  Search by your last name OR by property address.

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Again, this is NOT a Foster Township initiative – volunteers are trying to plan,

coordinate and execute this project for you.

The time period for requesting Gypsy Moth treatment for 2022 has ended (deadline was 15 Aug 2021). At this time the vendor projects that the cost will be approximately 20% higher (product, fuel, etc.) next year over this year. Volunteers will be visiting/calling/emailing each person that  requested treatment for Spring 2022 with what your projected cost will be, how to pay and the deadline for payment. There is only 6 months left to plan, map and execute this project so it is critical that we do not lengthen timelines. Please cooperate with the volunteers.  If you requested treatment and have not been contacted by one of the volunteers, please email David B Ball at ball.db@gmail.com with your parcel number(s).

 

Once you have been notified of your cost, please make check payable for that amount to:

FT Gypsy Moth POA Include your parcel number(s) on the check and mail to:

David B Ball

4062 Ogemaw Shores Rd

West Branch, Michigan 48661

If you decide not to participate, please email ball.db@gmail.com indicating that you want to Opt-Out of the treatment with your parcel number(s) or mail your intentions to the address above.

Payments received after the Oct 30, 2021 deadline will be returned and your parcel(s) will be removed from the treatment list. At that time those who have not responded will also be removed from the treatment list.

Gypsy Moths are the worse this township has ever seen.  The gypsy moths are devastating even the littlest oak trees and the white pine trees. Foster Township has approximately 11,000 acres of private land.   With that being said, the township board is looking into ways to save our trees.  

Here is a news release put out by the Michigan DNR and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on June 21, 2021.

 

Gypsy Moth feeding season nearing its end and what is next for the Gypsy Moth.