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Surrey Officials Declare War on European Gypsy Moth

Posted October 21, 2014

Under International Trade Issues

(Surrey Now)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has found a foreign pest that “poses a threat to B.C.’s ecology and economy” in the Cloverdale area of Surrey.

The province considers the European gypsy moth, also known as Lymantria dispar, to be a “threat.”

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is partnering with the CFIA to eradicate the pest. […]

The ministry says the presence of the moths “poses a quarantine threat and potential trade restrictions for products like Christmas trees, logs with bark, nursery plants and challenges for transportation (trucks may need agricultural inspections).” Read more here.