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Some sprays are safe to battle gypsy moths

Long Island saw quite a few gypsy moth

Long Island saw quite a few gypsy moth outbreaks last year, so it stands to reason that eggs from the 2015 generation perpetuated the cycle this year. Photo Credit: Bugwood / John H. Ghent/USDA Forest Service

In due respect to the excellent article “How best to battle gypsy moths” [LI Life, July 17], there are also a number of sprayable biological controls.

These materials do not harm most pollinators and benefit insects.

They are safe for humans, pets and the environment, and can be used on food crops to the day of harvest.

Al Lane, Yaphank