Surrey – North Surrey residents are advised that the second aerial-spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 62 hectares of residential and municipal park land close to Highway 1 near the Port Mann Bridge, will occur on Monday, May 13, between sunrise and 7:30AM, weather permitting.

The spray will be applied by a low-flying plane. Residents immediately next to the treatment area are likely to hear the aircraft at some point during the treatment. The spray equipment is GPS-calibrated and controlled. Spraying will occur only when the plane is immediately over the treatment area.

Poor weather or wind may cause treatments to be postponed with little advance notice.

The Province will issue bulletins 24 hours before each treatment and provide current information at 1 866 917-5999 and online at: www.gov.bc.ca/gypsymoth

Individuals subscribed to the gypsy moth listserv (automated email updates) will receive program updates.

The telephone line will be staffed during business hours and will provide up-to-date spray schedules and recorded information 24 hours a day. Social media will be used to update the public on current spray operations. Follow #Gypsymoth on Twitter for these updates.

Anyone wishing to minimize contact with the spray material may choose to 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.

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