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Indiana DNR wants to eradicate gypsy moths on Purdue campus

Two information sessions next week will give the public a chance to learn more about the effort to rid the Purdue campus of gypsy moths.

A graduate student noticed the insects last summer and informed the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Spokesperson Scott Kinzie says the moths can destroy the leaves on trees and bushes, eventually killing them.

He says the insects are not native to the area and treatments are necessary to prevent the population from growing.

Informational sessions are set for Wednesday the 22nd at 3pm and 6pm at Faith West.

Kinzie says if all goes as planned the treatments will be spread via airplane in the Spring and Summer.