How does each treatment option work?

Mimic® 240LV (tebufenozide) is an insect growth regulator that, when ingested by the spruce budworm larvae, interferes with its molting (“shedding its skin”) causing the spruce budworm to stop feeding...



Is other wildlife at risk?

No. The insecticides being used in the early intervention strategy research project are not toxic to mammals, birds, or fish. Only Lepidoptera larvae (budworm and other caterpillars) that are feeding...



Where will treatment and research take place?

The current research program is mainly focused in northern New Brunswick where spruce budworm populations have been seen rising in recent years. The location of each year’s research area is...



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