Final date set for aerial spraying of gypsy moth in Burlington
On Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2 the City of Burlington will be using a low-flying helicopter to apply the second and final dose of bio-pesticide over four wooded areas to control gypsy moth (lymantria dispar dispar, LDD) populations. Gypsy moth caterpillars eat the leaves of trees, causing significant defoliation and potential long-term impact to the City’s urban forest.
The first application was successfully completed on May 25.
The final application of the pesticide will be completed between 5 and 9 a.m. and is expected to take 5-10 minutes for each park.
The areas identified for spraying include:
- City View Park
- Kilbride Park
- LaSalle Park
- Zimmerman Park
City staff will be temporarily preventing vehicles from using roads nearest the spray areas as the helicopter passes. The stoppage will take less than 15 minutes.
An interactive map is available on burlington.ca/gypsymoth that allows residents to enter an address so they can see where the address is in relation to the spray areas.