The City of Mississauga has scheduled a series of public meetings before it embarks on its plan of aerial spraying to kill off certain types of insects.

With the beginning of spring, the city will spray in various neighbourhoods that are most susceptible to cankerworms and gypsy moth caterpillars, both of which have been causing severe defoliation of trees in certain areas. Both insects can kill certain trees and devastate forested areas.

At the meetings, city staff will share details about the spray, explain how homeowners can help control the cankerworm and gypsy mother caterpillar population on their own properties and provide an overview about the long-term health of the city’s tree canopy.

The meetings will take place:

April 4, 6-8 p.m.
Erindale Secondary School, 2021 Dundas St. W.

April 10, 6-8 p.m.
Chartwell Baptist Church in Clarkson Village, 1880 Lakeshore Rd. W.

April 12, 6-8 p.m.
Erindale Community Hall, 1620 Dundas St. W.

April 16, 6-8 p.m.
Clarke Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd. W.

May 1, 6-8 p.m.
General Open House, Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

For up-to-date information about the 2018 aerial spray program in Mississauga, call 3-1-1, or visit

Residents with specific medical or health concerns regarding the spray can call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

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