Spraying for the gypsy moth this summer in Delta and Surrey caused a lot of controversy and cost a bundle of money but in the end, officials say the program was a success.
The Forests Ministry says no gypsy moths were found in Delta and two were located in Surrey.
As a result, no follow-up treatment is needed next year.
Thousands of hectares were sprayed with “Foray 48B” which health officials say is safe, even when used on certified organic farms.
Many residents however didn’t buy that claim and were angry because they didn’t give consent for the spraying in their neighborhood.
The gypsy moth feeds on tree leaves and can damage forests.
In fact they’re defoliated sections of forests and residential areas in Ontario and along the eastern U.S. seaboard.