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Boll Weevil Treatment Activities Announcement

Tuesday, February 4, 2020  
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The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation will be conducting eradication and treatment activities in the following counties: Ten counties are located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV): Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata. Twenty-six counties are in the East Texas Management Area – Region 2 (ETMA2), including the formerly designated South Texas/Winter Garden zone (STWG): Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Calhoun, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Uvalde, Victoria, Wilson, and Zavala. If you have, or will have, honey bee colonies in these counties and they are near cotton fields, please notify the Foundation of the location of hives. The Foundation will monitor the Foundation treatment activities in the areas where honey bee hives are located near cotton fields and will notify you prior to Foundation chemical treatments upon your request, so that steps may be taken to protect the safety of the hives. For more information about this program and to receive Foundation treatment notifications near cotton fields, please call the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation at 1-800-687-1212.