Aerial spraying to control European Gypsy Moth in a portion of Etobicoke (Ward 2) has been completed for 2020.

The City of Toronto will be conducting an aerial spray program using a pesticide called Foray 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension for the control of European Gypsy Moth this spring

Proposed spray window for application: May 24 to June 16, 2020

(Specific spray dates are weather dependent and will be selected 48 hours in advance and posted on our website as well as broadcast through the City’s Facebook and Twitter channels)

Method of application: Aerial spray via helicopter

Pest being controlled:  European Gypsy Moth

Pesticide being applied:  Foray 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension

This is a registered pesticide under the Pest Control Products Act (PCP# 24977) – Class 11

View the Safety Data Sheet

Active Ingredient in pesticide being applied:

Bacillus thuringiensis, spp. Kurstaki strain ABTS-351 (Btk)

Area to be treated:  Princess Margaret Community in Ward 2, Etobicoke Centre – Toronto

Use the interactive map to find out if you live in the treatment area.

Contact number for more information and for actual spray dates as available: Call 3-1-1 or email

(Outside City of Toronto limits, call 416-392-2489 – collect calls will be accepted)