Regina begins spraying for cankerworms on Tuesday

City crews start spraying for cankerworms on Tuesday.  The spraying will take place in areas of Regina where insect counts are expected to be high and where trees are at highest risk.

More than 5,000 trees will be sprayed with a special organic bacterial product called Dipel. It kills cankerworms but is harmless to pets, wildlife and humans. It is a government-regulated product approved for use.

You will receive advance notice that spraying will take place near your home within 48 hours. If spraying can’t be completed within the 48-hour time frame, it will be rescheduled and a new notice will be delivered.

The notice also provides tips to help prepare for spraying in your neighbourhood including:

    • Keep family and pets away from spray crews
    • Close windows in the house
    • If possible, move cars off the street

The cankerworm spray program protects our trees and ensures that residents can continue to enjoy a healthy urban forest.


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