“Gypsy Moth Spraying Not as Harmless as Stated”
*Link to full article: https://www.elyminnesota.com/elybuzz/gypsy-moth-spraying-not-as-harmless-as-stated/
The Official Government Press Release:
The B.C. government will conduct aerial spray treatments and one ground treatment in six specific Lower Mainland locations this spring.
These treatments will prevent lymantria moths, formerly known as gypsy moths, from becoming established and to minimize the risk they pose to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees.
Approval was received by the Ministry of Forests to amend its existing pesticide use permit that was issued in March 2021 for lymantria moths.
The planned 2022 treatment areas in the Lower Mainland are:
– Burnaby (193 hectares near Brentwood Mall);
– Surrey (108 hectares in the Grandview Heights area);
– Mission (341 hectares);
– Chilliwack (49 hectares along Chilliwack River Road);
– Langley (362 hectares); and
– Coquitlam ground spray (41 hectares, centred on United Boulevard).
These planned treatment locations are in addition to three areas on Vancouver Island. Last year’s monitoring program trapped an above-average number of male moths on the Lower Mainland, indicating that the moths could become established in those locations if the proposed pesticide spraying is not done.
*Link to full release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022FOR0030-000678
Petrie, K; Thomas, M; Broadbent, E (14 March 2003). “Symptom complaints following aerial spraying with biological insecticide Foray 48B”. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 116 (1170): U354. PMID 12658313.
*Link to Symptom complaints following aerial spraying with biological insecticide Foray 48B: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12658313/