'It's kinda gross': Despite city efforts, gypsy moths bothering Byron residents
City of London says aerial spraying not planned for this year
Gypsy moths are back with a vengeance in London's Byron neighbourhood.
In January, City of London arborists removed the insect eggs from close to 5,000 city-owned trees to try and get ahead of the issue.
But some residents in the area don't think it worked.
"There are black specks, which I guess are caterpillar poops, all over my deck, all over my front driveway, all over my vehicle ... it's kinda gross," said Glenn Stacey, who lives on Griffith Street. "Twice a day I blow it off as much as I can, and whenever I see them, obviously, I try to kill them."
While some cities, such as Sarnia, have sprayed affected areas — London officials say currently have no plans to do the same here.
For his insight on the situation, Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre spoke with Jeremy McNeil, a professor of biology at Western University who specializes in insect ecology.
Tap to hear their conversation.