Mid Columbia Moths Are Wine Drinking Hoodlums!
Columbia basin vineyards are trying to handle a moth invasion. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is setting up traps around the area to protect the state's wine business.
four traps were set at a small vineyard on Court St. in Pasco. They are putting them up all over the state. It is a preventative measure to make sure the moths do not get into the grapes.
"The moths can lay eggs that then hatch into caterpillars so its actually the caterpillar stage that does the damage to the grapes.
How do you trap a moth?...with a nice malbec!