(Release from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development)
North Surrey residents are reminded that the final aerial-spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 62 hectares of residential and municipal park land close to Highway 1 near the Port Mann Bridge will occur on Friday, May 24th between sunrise and 7:30 a.m., weather permitting.
Poor weather or wind may cause the treatment to be postponed with little advance notice.
The Province will issue a bulletin 24 hours before the treatment and provide current information at 1 866 917-5999 and online: www.gov.bc.ca/gypsymoth
Individuals subscribed to the gypsy moth listserv (automated email updates) will receive program updates.
The telephone line will be staffed during business hours and will provide up-to-date spray schedules and recorded information 24 hours per day. Social media will be used to update the public on current spray operations. Follow #Gypsymoth on Twitter for these updates.
Anyone wishing to minimize contact with the spray material may choose to 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.