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Surrey-Delta Aerial Gypsy Moth Spray Begins April 15

Apr 14, 2015

The Government of British Columbia's first aerial-spraying treatment period to remove gypsy moths from Surrey and Delta will run from Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18, weather permitting.

Spraying will be by helicopter and start shortly after sunrise (5:20 am) and be completed by 7:30 am each day. Due to the size of treatment area, each treatment is expected to take four days to apply. Three separate sets of treatments are required this spring. As this spring is warmer than normal, and caterpillars are emerging earlier than normal, the ministry is aiming to have spraying completed by mid-May.

The spray will be applied by three low-flying helicopters. Residents immediately next to the treatment areas are likely to hear the helicopters at some point during the treatment. The spray equipment is GPS-calibrated and controlled, and is functional only when the helicopters are immediately over the treatment area.

See the Government of British Columbia's full news release. 

Learn more about Gypsy Moths and treatments.