Weather Permits Spraying to Begin for Gypsy Moths


After several days of rain, the weather finally cooperated to allow the City of Winnipeg to begin spraying for gypsy moths Wednesday morning.

The first aerial application was applied at 5 a.m. in the St. Vital area using a Btk control product.

The city will continue its treatments on Friday in the Minnetonka and Pulberry neighbourhoods, including St. Vital Park. Buffer zones will not be in effect.

Three separate flights are required to effectively remove gypsy moths from the affected area. Flights will occur between 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. through late June.


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