Aerial treatment planned for gypsy moth in Surrey
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.