Gypsy Moth News

Aerial Spray Program Open House

The public was invited to attend a community open house and participate in a discussion about the aerial spray program planned for North Surrey in the spring of 2019.  The meeting was held on Tuesday, January 15th from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Erma Stephenson Elementary School gymnasium and approximately 15 members of the public attended.

Members of the B.C. Gypsy Moth Technical Advisory Committee were joined by representatives from Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Ministry of Agriculture, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as well as other experts, to answer questions and provide information about the 2018 trapping results and the planned treatment program for this spring.

Pesticide Use Permit Application Submitted for 62 ha North Surrey Aerial Spray

A pesticide use application has been made to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the permit application number 738-0029-19/19 has been issued. 

The treatment area is located in the Fraser Heights neighbourhood of North Surrey, adjacent to Highway 1 and the South Fraser Perimeter Road. The area is a mix of private land and municipal park land.

Copies of the permit application and maps of the proposed area may be viewed at:

Surrey City Hall, 13450 – 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

Anyone wishing to contribute information about the treatment site for the evaluation of this permit application must send copies of the information to both the applicant at the address above and the administrator under the Integrated Pest Management Act within 30 days of the publication of this notice:

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Suite 200 – 10470 152 Street, Surrey BC V3R 0Y3

2018 Trapping Results

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and FLNRORD annual gypsy moth trapping program was completed for 2018.  Pheromone traps were placed across the province in high risk areas and major transportation corridors to detect the presence of male gypsy moths that have been brought into B.C. from infested parts of eastern North America.   A total of 55moths were caught in 22 different locations, primarily in the Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley and southern Vancouver Island and one unusual find near Castelgar in the southern interior of the province.     

Green Waste Information for Surrey & Delta Residents

Help Keep B.C. Gypsy Moth Free! Gypsy Moth has been located and is under eradication in Surrey and Delta. You can help prevent Gypsy Moth from establishing permanently in B.C. by inspecting your outdoor plant waste for egg masses and ensuring all green waste goes in your green bin.

If you are a resident of Surrey and have large green waste items that do not fit inside your green waste bin, call the City of Surrey Waste Collection Hotline at 604-590-7289. If you are a resident of Delta, ensure that all green waste is contained in green cans or kraft paper bags. Delta residents can drop off large quantities of green waste, free of charge, at Enviro-Smart Organics (4295 72 Street).