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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2018FLNR0123-000928
May 16, 2018
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Second aerial spray for gypsy moth in Courtenay scheduled for May 22

COURTENAY – 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.

Learn More:

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

 
Contact:
 
Media Relations
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource
Operations and Rural Development
250 356-7506
 

 
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