April 30, 2010
Kamloops, B.C. - The City has been approved to apply pesticide to control the outbreak of the Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth on City-owned greenspace and immediate adjacent private land in the Rose Hill, Sahali, Aberdeen and Mt. Dufferin communities this spring season.
The pesticide and active ingredient to be applied is called Foray 48B (Reg. No. 24977) Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner ssp. Kurstaki STRAIN AD-1 and will be applied by an aerial spray (helicopter) between May 20, 2010 and July 15, 2010. The pesticide application should take between one to two days during this time period. Foray 48B (Reg. No. 24977) is a registered organic pesticide that has no known negative effects on humans, animals or aquatic life.
Copies of the permit and maps of the treatment area are available for review at:
955 Concordia Way.
Please call 250-828-3317 to make an appointment.
For more information on what the City is doing to protect the natural forest stands and urban trees, please visit www.kamloops.ca/trees/foresthealth.shtml.
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Kelly Johnston, Natural Resources
City of Kamloops