The City has begun work to remove harmful insects from Regina’s trees.
The plan is to spray about 1,500 trees in the city’s North Central for cankerworms, and 1,000 trees in Harbour Landing for tent caterpillars.
The crews are using a vehicle dubbed the “Worminator.”
They plan to move throughout the city, hitting targetted areas. (which are marked in yellow)
Russell Eirich, Manager of Forestry, Pest Control and Horticulture with the City says they are using a product that is harmless to humans, pets and wildlife.
“It’s a product called DIPEL. It’s active ingredient is a bacteria that’s naturally found in soils and grain dust, it’s an organic product.”
There is a difference between cankerworms and tent caterpillars.
Cankerworms are found in Elm, Maple and fruit trees, while tent caterpillars are usually found in Green Ash, Poplar and fruit trees.
Residents are being asked not to spray their own trees.