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City Set to Begin Spraying for Cankerworms

May 11, 2010 6:03 AM | News

The city’s Insect Control Branch will begin its cankerworm control program on Wednesday. Trees in parks and on boulevards will be targeted, as well as other areas where there is a potential for significant levels of defoliation.

Many small holes are beginning to be made in new leaves, also known as “shot hole” damage, as larvae feed on new growth.

The program will commerce at 10 p.m. in St. Vital Park and Cemetery, Assiniboine Park, Brookside Cemetery and Kildonan Park.

Spraying will occur five nights per week, Sunday to Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting.

For more information, or to request a buffer zone around your property, call 311 or visit Winnipeg.ca/bugline.