How can you ensure spraying won’t contaminate adjacent properties?

In New Brunswick, treatment areas are approved by the Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG). Permits issued by the DELG specify the required setbacks or buffers on properties or other non-target areas. The research areas are then uploaded into the GPS guidance system of the aircraft. The system guides the pilot back and forth across the treatment area helping to control when and where the spray system is activated. This ensures that only the approved research areas are treated. The permit from the DELG also specifies some of the weather thresholds in order to help minimize risk.  Pilots and crews are trained and licensed in the application of insecticides. 

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