City of London plans aerial sprays to manage Spongy Moth

The City of London intends to manage Spongy Moth* (Lymantria dispar dispar) in the following five municipal parks:

Location

Park Address

Park Area (Ha)

Estimated

Spray Area

(Ha)

Estimated

# Adjacent Parcels

Notified

Fairmont Park

117 Tweedsmuir Ave.

4.74

4.09

255 (100m)

Somerset Woods

25 Fourwinds Rd.

6.49

4.03

138 (100m)

Forest Hill Woods

2123 Springridge Dr.

8.1

8.1

248 (100m)

Springbank Park

1085 Commissioners Rd. W.

70.9

6.7

3 264 (500m)

Thames Valley Golf Course

850 Sunninghill Ave.

56.7

56.7

3 758 (500m)

       *Previously known as European gypsy moth (EGM)

Total parks area sprayed: 79.62 Ha Number of adjacent parcels notified: 7,663

The following pesticide will be used:

Product Name:        Foray 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension

Active Ingredient:    Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki

Registration No.      24977

Anticipated spray dates range from May 23 to June 17, weather permitting. The second spray event will take place 7-10 days after the first.

More information on the aerial spray program, including individual park maps, spray blocks, and adjacent property information can be found on the City’s Spongy Moth (formerly European gypsy month EGM) Get Involved site: getinvolved.london.ca/gypsy-moth.

The actual confirmed spray date will be posted 48 hours in advance on the Get Involved site. It will also be shared on the City of London’s Facebook www.facebook.com/LondonCanada and Twitter www.twitter.com/CityofLdnOnt social media accounts.

If you would like to receive a phone call 48 hours before the actual spray date or have questions, please contact Jill-Anne Spence, Manager, Urban Forestry at 519.200.5980 or jspence@london.ca.

Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling long distance.

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Media Contacts:

Patti McKague Director, Strategic Communications and Government Relations City of London 519.661.CITY(2489) x 4783 | Cell: 519.854.2873 pmckague@london.ca

Jill-Anne Spence                         Manager, Urban Forestry City of London                   519.200.5980                              jspence@london.ca            

 

 

Last modified:Friday, May 13, 2022