Two aerial sprays planned to combat European Gypsy Moth

Global News

TORONTO – City officials are planning two aerial sprays in the coming days to deal with an infestation of the European Gypsy Moth.

According to the city of Toronto, egg scraping, sticky traps and ground spraying of pesticides have become ineffective in controlling the city’s Gypsy Moth population.

The city is ramping up efforts to control the moth by conducting two aerial sprays in Etobicoke, along the lake front and in north Toronto.

Aerial sprays will begin on Thursday morning between 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in seven Etobicoke areas including Humber Valley Golf Course, Valecrest Road and North Drive, Royal York Road and the Kingsway, Thorncrest Road, Herne Hill, Princess Margaret Boulevard, Kipling Avenue and The Kingsway and Edenbridge Drive.

The second spray will take place on Friday morning at Moore Park, Cherry Beach Park, Toronto Island Park and Tam O’Shanter Golf course.

The aerial sprays are subject to…

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