Treatment of an Infestation of the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) in Santa Barbara County

Summary

SCH Number
2010018248
Lead Agency
Food and Agriculture, Department of (Department of Food and Agriculture)
Document Title
Treatment of an Infestation of the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) in Santa Barbara County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
A biological control technique called mating disruption, will be used to eradicate the LBAM in Santa Barbara County, CA. The technique requires the deployment of pheromone infused "twist ties" by ground. The twist ties are placed on shrubs, trees and objects such as fence posts in the infested areas. The twist tie dispensers contain an odorless, synthetic insect pheromone (sexual attractant) that confuses the male moths, impairing their ability to find mates. Once the breeding cycle is broken, the LBAM population is reduced and ultimately eradicated from the area.

Contact Information
Jim Rains
Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street, Room 43
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 651-2871

Location

Cities
Santa Barbara
Counties
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15308 - Class 8
Reasons for Exemption
Project will assure the enhancement and protection of the environment by eradicating the Light Brown Apple Moth, an invasive species that damages the natural environment.
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