Gypsy Moth News

Open Houses

Members of the BC Gypsy Moth Technical Advisory Committee will be available to answer questions about the proposed aerial spray projects at the following locations and dates:

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 4:30 to 8 PM, Erma Stephenson Elementary School Library, 10929–160 St., Surrey
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:30 to 8 PM,Castlegar and District Community Complex (Kootenay Room), 2102 – 6th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C.
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020. - 4:30 to 8PM, Lake Cowichan School Gymnasium, 190 S Shore Road, Lake Cowichan

Pesticide Use Permit Application Submitted for North Surrey, Lake Cowichan and Castlegar Aerial Sprays

A pesticide use application has been made to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the permit application number 738-0030-20/23 has been issued. 

The treatment areas are located in the Fraser Heights neighbourhood of North Surrey, adjacent to Highway 1 and the South Fraser Perimeter Road; over the centre of the town of Lake Cowichan, and over rural properties north of the community of Raspberry, located north of Castlegar.

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
  • Lake Cowichan Town Hall, 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0
  • City of Castlegar, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 1G7

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

2019 Trapping Results

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and FLNRORD annual gypsy moth trapping program was completed for 2019.  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.   Trapping density was increased in areas where moths were caught in previous year's trapping or where recent treatments occurred.   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).