Learn more about Gypsy Moth and how the provincial government is eradicating the invasive pests.
The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy has authorized the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development to use pesticides for the purpose of eradicating introduced populations of gypsy moth subject to the conditions listed in permit No. 738-0029-19/19.
The European Gypsy Moth, a serious pest of broad-leaf trees and shrubs, has been spotted in Surrey. Gypsy Moth caterpillars feed on tree leaves and can damage forests, farms, and orchards.
Gypsy Moth management in Surrey is handled by the provincial government.
Learn more about Gypsy Moth treatment programs. For questions or concerns, call the Provincial Gypsy Moth 24-Hour info line at 1-866-917-5999.
Preventing Gypsy Moth
Help keep BC Gypsy Moth-free by becoming aware of the signs and symptoms of this regulated pest. Find out more about what to look for by reviewing the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Gypsy Moth Fact Sheet.
If you think you've found Gypsy Moths contact the CFIA at the site above or by phone at 604-292-5640.
You can help prevent Gypsy Moth from establishing permanently in BC by inspecting your outdoor plant waste for egg masses and ensuring all green waste goes in your green bin.
If you are a resident of Surrey and have large green waste items that do not fit inside your green waste bin, call the City of Surrey Waste Collection Hotline at 604-590-7289.
Find out more about pesticide use in Surrey, including permit information and site locations.