The City of Hamilton will be administering a Gypsy Moth Control Program in Flamborough by applying a bio-pesticide by helicopter this May-June. The helicopter will be flying at low altitudes in areas of Waterdown, Carlisle, Greensville and Ancaster- dates and times are weather dependent. Areas can be viewed on an interactive map online.
The Gypsy Moth is an aggressive, invasive, non-native pest which will significantly impact the City’s tree canopy if the population is not managed properly. The moth, left unchecked, causes complete tree defoliation and with successive years of tree defoliation, tree mortality could occur and result in large areas with decreased canopy cover.
A web page has been set up where residents can find information about the program and input their address to determine if they are within the aerial spray boundaries. Property owners are encouraged to monitor trees on their property. If you have any questions, please contact Forestry@hamilton.ca or 905 546 2489.