A Japanese Beetle erradication program in Palisade puts on its final touches before being initiated for 2005. A four–day spraying operation began, Monday, as a three–man team spreads a granular incecticide to control beetle larvae in turf–grass.
This is the second year of the program, and for the past several weeks, coordinators had asked residents for permission to spray their lawns.
In the entire town less than 10 denied permission to spray,
however program coordinator Jessica Green says this will not affect the results.
Once spraying is complete beetle traps will be closely monitored and the effectiveness of the two–year program will not be known until after the summer.
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