Aerial application can cause disruption. Although treatment does not occur over residential areas, aircraft sometimes do have to pass near homes when on their flight paths. We work hard to minimize this as much as possible.
Spruce budworm treatments typically occur in the early mornings and evenings in late-May and June. Treatments normally require 1 or 2 applications. Public notices (printed ads) and signage at normal entrance points to treatment areas are placed in advance of aerial application. The insecticides used (Btk and tebufenozide) are not harmful to the health of humans or other animals and only affect larval insects (such as spruce budworm).
We do apologize for any noise disruption this may cause and appreciate your patience. Find out what areas are being treated here.
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