Surrey-Delta residents are reminded the first aerial sprays targeting the gypsy moth are scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 5:20 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. — weather permitting.
The areas − 4,576 hectares around 64 Ave. and 176 St. in Surrey and 204 hectares between Highways 10, 99 and 91 in Delta − will be sprayed with Foray 48B to eradicate the introduced moth. Residents immediately next to the treatment areas may hear the low-flying helicopter as it turns around and realigns.
Organic farms treated with this product will not lose their certification.
Poor weather or wind may cause treatments to be postponed with little advance notice. Postponed treatments will be rescheduled for the next suitable morning.
After this set of treatments, another two will need to be completed. Because of the early spring, ministry staff are aiming to complete all spraying by mid-May.
Up-to-date schedule information is available 24 hours a day through the gypsy moth information line, 1 866 917-5999, and at: www.gov.bc.ca/gypsymoth
Residents also can contact HealthLink, available 24-hours a day by dialing 811, for information to help address any health concerns they have regarding the treatment.
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