Gypsy Moth Outbreak Update

Aerial Spray Update

Thanks to everyone who submitted a contract or waiver for the aerial spray that Zimmer will conduct in May. Here is the final tally.

  • Contracts . . . . . . . 223 (75.8%)
  • Waivers . . . . . . . . . 61 (20.8%)
  • Participation . . . 284 (96.3%)
  • Non-Responders .10 (3.4%)

Because spraying is dependent on weather, notice will be given a few days in advance of the two spray dates. Payment will be requested after the first spray has been conducted. If you have questions about your contract with Zimmer, you can contact their Lambton County Coordinator, Lindsay Wakem lwakem@zimmerair.com

Check for Egg Masses

Although spraying with BTk is a highly-effective measure in controlling gypsy moths, it is not guaranteed that it will kill every caterpillar. Now is an ideal time to check again for egg masses around your property, and destroy them. With the winter dieback of ground-level brush and grasses, many people are reporting finding numerous masses they missed last fall. Check your foundations, outdoor structures and furniture, tree trunks, etc. Saturate the masses with horticultural oil, or scrape the egg masses off and soak them in a pail of soapy water for 48 hours.

2 thoughts on “Gypsy Moth Outbreak Update”

  1. Bravo to our gypsy moth team of volunteers for the exceptional participation rate that they accomplished!!! Thank you for your tireless efforts!!!

  2. Thank you to the gypsy moth team. A special shout out to Jacqui. I know you gave your all to get this done.

    Joe Mayo

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