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Concern Over Possible Gypsy Moth Outbreak in Md.

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OAKLAND, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials are concerned about a possible gypsy moth outbreak in parts of the state.

The treatment of nearly 12,000 acres in Garrett County will likely start around May 20, depending on the weather, and spraying is also expected in Worcester and St. Mary's counties as well as in other states.
    
Officials say the population of gypsy moths - pests that can destroy forest and shade trees in the state - is expanding rapidly. A fungus that had previously controlled the population isn't keeping it down this year.

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