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The beginning of a new year always brings optimism, a desire for greater awareness and an energy to take on the many challenges that we as a City are faced with. While COVID-19 is still with us, while we continue to live with restrictions imposed with the virus, the days are getting longer, the return of the sunshine, warmth and vaccines gives us something to look forward to.
This year the European Gypsy Moth (EGM) will be entering its third year in our City. We have seen the destruction not only in Ward 9 but also in the Oakridge and East London areas. The past few years the City has managed the spread by using different methods to trap male and female moths, hand picking and using burlap banding during the caterpillar stages. The public can use biological pesticides applying when weather conditions allow.
What we can all do now is destroy egg masses by removing gently by scraping them off the bark into soapy water. By removing them now we will be interrupting their life cycle when they emerge in early Spring. By doing this we will drastically impact the number of caterpillars. They can also be found on firewood, rocks and debris.
The City of London is looking for feedback and I would like to encourage you to “Get Involved” by giving a brief feedback to share your experience. There are 12 questions that It will take about 3-5 minutes of your time. The direct link can be found at getinvolved.london.ca/gypsy-moth. The City of London has undertaken a defoliation study and several consultations to inform the next steps forward. We can anticipate the EGM report to come to Planning and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2021.
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- Put fats, oils, and grease in the right place - This winter, make sure your cooking grease and leftover gravy doesn't get poured down the sink or toilet. Fats, oils and grease can block sewer pipes and cause major grief. Put waste in the right place, and use a FOG cup instead!
- Managing the spread of Gypsy Moths - While Gypsy Moths are still in their winter egg stage, now is the time to be planning how to manage this invasive insect this spring. We’d like your feedback! Participate and share your ideas on our Get Involved page.
Check this link to complete a survey and view a video on how to identify and remove European Gypsy Moth egg masses by Jan. 18th. Feedback from the survey will be presented in a report presented to the Planning and Environment Committee scheduled for Feb 8, 2021.