Metropolis of Winnipeg crews are set to start spraying for caterpillars this weekend, relying on climate circumstances.
Starting Sunday night, crews are scheduled to spray in areas alongside Regent Avenue, akin to East Elmwood and Victoria West, however rain or wind might put these plans on maintain.
Town’s superintendent of insect management says the pests are already actively munching on native timber.
“Present surveillance info signifies that the tree pest caterpillars have hatched and the caterpillars are actively feeding on the leaves,” Ken Nawolsky stated.
“Winnipeggers can anticipate to see reasonable to excessive ranges of defoliation in some components of town in late Could and early June primarily based on surveillance info.”
Boulevards, parks and cemeteries will probably be handled with BtK, a Well being Canada-approved, organic, natural product sprayed instantly onto tree leaves. As soon as the caterpillars ingest it, they cease consuming and die inside two to 3 days.
You may contact 311 to use for a 30-metre buffer zone round your property.
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