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In an effort to protect high-value trees against pine beetles around various developed recreation sites, the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be contracting with a provider that will begin treating Thursday.  Contract personnel will apply the insecticide Carbaryl; and Verbenone pouches, which are pouches that emit special chemical pheromones to keep insects from invading particular areas, will be placed in various parts of the campgrounds in order to deter the beetles. On the Jackson Ranger District the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Gunsight pass will be sprayed, and Squaw basin, Grouse Mountain, and Leidy Lake will be treated on the Buffalo District.

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