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.