Courtenay residents are advised that the second aerial spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from residential and farm land north of Courtenay along Highway 19A (Old Island Highway) will occur on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, between 5:10 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., weather permitting.
Poor weather or wind may cause treatments to be postponed with little advance notice. Up-to-date information is available at 1 866 917-5999, and online: www.gov.bc.ca/gypsymoth
Anyone wanting to minimize contact with the spray material should remain indoors with their windows and doors closed during the spraying, and for at least 30 minutes after.
Pets and livestock that may be frightened by the aircraft should be brought indoors. Items not to be sprayed can be covered or moved indoors.
Multilingual health information is available by calling the BC Nurseline: 811
Chief medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick discusses gypsy moth spray treatment programs: https://youtu.be/FzTSmsxkJtc
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