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London proposes aerial spraying strategy to control growing gypsy moth problem

Bacteria is deadly to caterpillars, harmless to humans


February 4, 2021
By CTV News

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London, Ont. is looking to initiate an aggressive spraying campaign this year to combat the growing problem of gypsy moth infestation. City staff are seeking approval to launch the aerial spraying of a bacteria that kills the moth caterpillars yet is harmless to humans. If the strategy is approved, five city parks will be targeted.

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