April 23, 2021
Box Tree Moth is out early in 2021
Early instar feeding of Box Tree Moth in early spring 2021.

Look for these signs now:

early instar feeding this week
look how subtle the webbing can be
leaf damage from feeding larvae

Also check www.onnurserycrops.com for more information in treating box tree moth.


Ask if your customers will host a trap to monitor for BTM

It's easy for anyone with boxwood to host a free trap and monitor for box tree moth. Just hang the trap, check it once per week and email LO's scout, Abbie Wiesner at awiesner@uoguelph.ca with the results. The x's on the map show areas where traps are still needed to be placed this season.

Contact Meghan Greaves with names of interested volunteers.


 
map of toronto

Report a sighting

All findings of box tree moth should be reported to officials who are tracking the pest.

Reports from within the core zone (Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham):
Contact Meghan Greaves at 1-800-265-5656 or 905-875-1805 (ext. 2301)
or email mgreaves@landscapeontario.com.

Sightings from outside the areas listed above (see map):
Contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) using the link https://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-cfia/contact-us/contact-cfia-online/eng/1299860523723/1299860643049
map of toronto area

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