Aerial treat­ment planned for gypsy moth in Sur­rey

Times Colonist - - The Capital / B.c. -

VAN­COU­VER — The B.C. gov­ern­ment says it has to take to the air in an­other at­tempt to wipe out the gypsy moth in Sur­rey.

The Min­istry of Forests, Lands and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Op­er­a­tions said it has ap­plied for a pes­ti­cide-use per­mit to aerial spray a sec­tion of res­i­den­tial and mu­nic­i­pal park land in north­ern Sur­rey next year.

The same prop­erty has been sprayed from the ground in the past few years, but the gov­ern­ment said that hasn’t been ef­fec­tive, and trap­ping and mon­i­tor­ing re­sults show the moth is be­com­ing es­tab­lished.

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