Band together to eliminate cankerworms

Sep 12, 2022 | 1:20pm

Cankerworms beware: citizens are being encouraged to band together to eliminate the pests. The ‘Band Again’ campaign has been launched for residences in the Queen City to band elms, Manitoba Maples and fruit trees in the fall. Tree banding is a pesticide-free, inexpensive way to eliminate cankerworms. Cankerworms, if uncontrolled, can do massive damage to […]

Regina begins spraying for cankerworms on Tuesday

Jun 8, 2021 | 7:53am

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, […]

City of Regina encouraging tree banding to prevent cankerworms

Apr 12, 2021 | 9:21am

The City of Regina is asking residents to band their trees to help stop cankerworms. Here’s how: • Wrap a 6-inch strip of insulation around the tree about one to two metres off the ground • Cover the insulation with a plastic garbage bag and secure with duct tape • Cover the plastic with your […]

City of Regina urging residents to once again band trees

Sep 19, 2020 | 11:34am

The City of Regina is reminding residents that it’s time to once again band your trees. In order to help reduce cankerworms in Regina, residents are asked to band their elm, Manitoba maples and fruit trees. Tree banding can prevent up to 400 larvae from a single tree come spring time. This past spring the […]

Cankerworm control program kicks off in Regina

May 23, 2020 | 9:32am

It’s that time of year when City of Regina crews are spraying trees to control cankerworms where counts are high. Workers will be pumping an organic bacterial product onto 15,000 trees to control the spread of cankerworms this summer. The city says the liquid, called Dipel, kills cankerworms but is harmless to pets, wildlife and humans. […]

City crews working on spraying for cankerworms in Regina

Jun 11, 2019 | 4:44pm

The City of Regina will once again be spraying for cankerworms this summer, but are cutting back their spraying efforts. During a busier year for cankerworms, the city would traditionally spray 30,000 trees. City spokesperson Russell Eirich said cankerworm numbers are below average. “However we are seeing some pockets where cankerworms are occurring,” Eirich said. […]