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Gypsy Moth in Surrey

The European Gypsy Moth, a serious pest of broad-leaf trees and shrubs, was found in Cloverdale and Panorama Ridge in 2014.

The province of BC carried out aerial spraying in April and May 2015 in an effort to eradicate the Gypsy Moth.

The aerial spraying is now complete.


Find out about Gypsy Moth treatment programs on the province of BC's websiteor call the Provincial Gypsy Moth 24-Hour info line at 1-866-917-5999.

Help keep BC Gypsy Moth-free by becoming aware of the signs and symptoms of this regulated pest. Find out more about what to look for at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) site.

If you think you've found Gypsy Moths contact the CFIA at the site above or by phone at 604-292-5640.

Find out more about pesticide use including permit information and site locations.

You can also find up to date information, sign up for the listserver to get notices and get the toll free number to call, see the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations site.

Check out dealing with pests for information on different pests.

Tree damaged by gypsy moth larvae.
Image: Tree damaged by gypsy moths.