This week, the City began aerial spraying in order to contain tree-damaging Lymantria dispar dispar (LDD) moth and protect the city’s tree canopy. Additional application is scheduled between 5 and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29 in several areas across York Centre alongside Don Valley West, Don Valley East, Don Valley North, Willowdale and Scarborough Centre. An initial spray occurred on May 24 in the following wards: Beaches-East York, Scarborough Southwest, Scarborough-Agincourt, Scarborough North, Scarborough-Guildwood, Scarborough-Rouge Park and parts of Don Valley East.
Q: What’s the best way to receive updates regarding the 2022 LDD Moth Aerial Spray Program, including exact spray dates and any potential cancellations or postponements due to weather? A: Subscribe to receive e-updates from Parks, Forestry and Recreation (select ‘Aerial Spray for LDD Moth 2022’). You can unsubscribe from an e-update at any time.
Q: What can I do to help manage LDD moth in my own community? A: You can help manage LDD moth in your own community by reporting an LDD moth sighting and/or destroying LDD moth egg masses. More information is available at www.toronto.ca/LDDmoth.