Control of the oak processionary moth

Road closures due to control of the oak processionary moth

From approximately the end of April to the end of May 2022, aerial control of the oak processionary moth will take place on the territory of the city of Dessau-Roßlau.

The larvae will be controlled by applying a biocide from a helicopter. This mainly affects the forests and solitary trees in the area of the floodplains of the Elbe and Mulde rivers. Please be prepared for short-term road closures. The flight dates depend on leaf growth and weather conditions and can therefore only be fixed at very short notice.

Prior to the aerial survey and until the end of the impact period, the affected main paths will be closed off and marked with warning signs.

The affected paths and areas are marked in color on the map.

The biocide is used exclusively for the purpose of controlling EPS as a preventive health protection measure for the population. Nevertheless, this agent is an
Nevertheless, this agent is an insecticide, so that – as long as the sprayed suspension has not yet settled firmly on the leaves of the oak trees – there are health risks through skin irritation for people who are in the respective treatment area in the event of direct contact with the agent.

The city of Dessau-Roßlau asks for your understanding.

Current closures:


Until late noon closure in the direction of Wörlitz
Afterwards the area Braunsche Lache is sprayed (country house)
All-day operation in the zoo
Beckerbruch, north of the Viereckteich pond
Schenkenbusch Heideburg
West of the Kornhaus, Saalberghau

17.05.2022 (in case of rain one day later)

East of the hunting bridge, direction Leiner Berg

The roadside sidewalk and bike path on the B185 eastbound from the junction Wasserstadt is closed with immediate effect. Pedestrians and cyclists must use the roadway.

It is strongly recommended to cover your skin with long clothing in oak areas.



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