Detailed history of gypsy moth treatments in B.C.

Usually, Lymantria moths (Lymantria dispar; ​formerly referred to as gypsy moth) detected in B.C. do not survive and establish a population. However in rare circumstances treatments are required to prevent moths from establishing permanently. The first spray treatments in B.C. happened in 1979.

Spray history

Year

Location

Treatment details

2021 Courtenay (187 ha) Aerial Spray - Courtenay (JPG, 134 KB)
2020

North Surrey (241 ha)

Cowichan Lake (231 ha)

Castlegar (167 ha)

Aerial Spray - North Surrey (JPG, 184KB)

Aerial Spray - Cowichan (JPG, 132KB)

Aerial Spray - Pass Creek (JPG, 1MB)

2019 North Surrey (62.2 ha) Aerial Spray - North Surrey (JPG, 133KB)
2018

Courtenay (94 ha)

Agassiz (41 ha)

Campbell River (45 ha)

North Surrey (62 ha)

Aerial Spray - Courtenay (JPG, 175KB)

Ground Spray - Agassiz (JPG, 606KB)

Ground Spray - Campbell River (JPG, 529KB)

Ground Spray - North Surrey (JPG, 600KB)

2017

Bear Hill (Saanich) 182 ha

N. Surrey (Guildford) 26 ha

Aerial Spray - Saanich (PDF, 97KB)

Ground Spray - N. Surrey (PDF, 84KB)

2016 - No Treatment

2015

Surrey - 4576, 26 ha

Delta - 204 ha

Aerial Spray - Surrey (JPG, 292KB)
Aerial Spray - Delta (JPG, 163KB)
Ground Spray - Surrey (JPG, 158KB)

2014

-

No Treatment

2013

-

No Treatment

2012

-

No Treatment

2011

-

No Treatment

2010

Harrison - 25 ha
Richmond - 766 ha

Ground Spray – Harrison map (GIF, 13KB)
Aerial Spray – Richmond map (GIF, 55KB)

2009

Harrison - 329 ha

Aerial Spray– Harrison map (JPG, 3MB)

2008

Salt Spring Is. - 7.4 ha
Saltair - 13.3 ha
Lake Cowichan

Ground Spray – Salt Spring Is. map (GIF 18KB)
Ground Spray – Saltair map (GIF, 43KB)
Mass Trapping – Lake Cowichan map (GIF, 25KB)
Mass Trapping – Salt Spring map (GIF, 23KB)
Mass Trapping – Saltair map (GIF, 48KB)

2007

Courtenay - 210 ha
Salt Spring Is. - 10 ha
Saanich (Cedar Hill) - 14 ha
Belmont Park (Colwood) - 18 ha
Sidney

Aerial Spray – Courtenay map (JPG, 90KB)
Ground Spray – Salt Spring Is. map (GIF, 5KB)
Ground Spray – Saanich map (GIF, 10KB)
Ground Spray- Belmont Park map(GIF, 8KB)
Mass Trapping – Salt Spring Is. map (GIF, 7KB)
Mass Trapping – Sidney map (GIF, 9KB)
Mass Trapping – Saanich map (GIF, 12KB)
Mass Trapping – Belmont Park map (GIF, 10KB)

2006

Nanaimo - 10 ha
Salt Spring Is. - 43 ha
Saanich (Cedar Hill) - 9 ha

Ground Spray – Nanaimo map (JPG, 66KB)
Ground Spray – Salt Spring Is. map (JPG, 56KB)
Ground Spray –Saanich (JPG, 67KB)

2005

Duncan, Gabriola Is., Saanich, Langley

Mass Trapping

2004

Saanich (Mt. Douglas Park) - 570 ha
N. Delta - 23 ha
Abbotsford, Duncan, Gabriola Is.

Aerial Spray:

Mass Trapping

2003

N. Delta
Saanich

Mass Trapping – N. Delta
Mass Trapping – Saanich

2002

N. Delta

Mass Trapping

2001

N. Delta - 34 ha
Sechelt

Ground Spray – map (GIF, 47KB)
Mass Trapping - Sechelt

2000

Burnaby - 279.5 ha
Sechelt

Aerial Spray – map (GIF, 99KB)
Mass Trapping – Sechelt

1999

Victoria, Colwood, Esquimalt - 12,203 ha
Duncan - 429 ha
Nanaimo - 164 ha
Brentwood Bay - 602 ha
Tsawwassen - 51 ha

Aerial Spray Maps for:  

Mass Trapping - Fairfield (GIF, 7KB)

1998

Victoria, Colwood, Esquimalt

Mass Trapping, Ground Spray

1997

New Westminster
Victoria, Colwood, Esquimalt

Host Removal, Ground Spray
Mass Trapping

1996

Hope

Ground Spray

1995

Chilliwack

Aerial & Ground Spray

1994

Victoria (Maplewood)
Nanaimo (Beban Park)
S. Vancouver
Whisky Cr
Hope
Hope - Kawakawa Lake

Aerial Spray - Victoria map (JPG, 502KB)
Aerial Spray – Nanaimo map (GIF, 81KB)
Ground Spray
Aerial Spray
Aerial Spray
Aerial Spray

1993

Richmond
Burnaby
Salt Spring Is
Victoria
Hope

Aerial Spray – Richmond map (GIF, 179KB)
Aerial Spray
Ground Spray
Aerial Spray
Aerial Spray

1992

Parksville (south)
Belmont Park (Colwood)

Vancouver (Asian Gypsy Moth)

Ground Spray
Aerial Spray

Aerial Spray and Ground Spray

1991

North Saanich

Aerial & Ground Spray

1990

Parksville (North)

Aerial & Ground Spray

1989

-

No treatment

1988

Kelowna
Parksville (North)
Colwood

Aerial and Ground Spray
Ground Spray
Aerial and Ground Spray

1987

CFB Chilliwack

Aerial Spray

1986

CFB Chilliwack

Ground Spray

1985

Courtenay
CFB Chilliwack

Ground Spray
Ground Spray

1984

Ft. Langley
Courtenay

Ground Spray
Ground Spray

1983

-

No treatment

1982

-

No treatment

1981

-

No treatment

1980

-

No treatment

1979

Kitsilano*

Ground Spray - operational trial of Safer's Insecticidal Soap and Carbaryl