video The Town of Oromocto is pleased to share with you its feature from the "Insights with Terry Bradshaw" television program.

Town Beautification and Insect Control

Beautification

The Town is committed to enhancing the natural beauty  by ensuring the parks, playgrounds and public spaces are well maintained free of litter, weeds, debris and grafetti.  There are a number of strategically placed flower and perennial beds that are also used to enhance its beautiful surroundings that are maintained by the Engineering and Public Works Department.


Biting Insect Control Program

The Town works in cooperation with GDG Environment to deliver the annual biting insect control program.  GDG Environment is contracted by the Town to biologically control mosquitoes and black flies. The biopesticide utilized (Bti) is selective for the larvae of mosquitoes and black flies only and does not affect other organisms such as fish, amphibians, birds and mammals. Annually the Town advises residents of its aerial and land treatment for the control of these biting insects.   GDG Environment performs the work aerially as well as manually by treating flooded woodlands throughout the summer months.   The program is regulated by the Province of New Brunswick and is monitored by GDG Environment throughout the year.  This program enhances the quality of life for our residents and increases family, outdoor, leisure, recreation and tourism activities.   

To find out more about the biting insect biological control program or what product is used for the treaments and what is its impact on the environment, visit www.gdg.ca or you may call the Mosquito Line at 1-844-840-8700.


Emerald Ash Borer

The Town of Oromocto has been working very closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the University of New Brunswick to address the confirmation of the Emerald Ash Borer in the area.  To find out more about this invasive species and actions taken by the Town with its stakeholders, please click here.
 

Benefits of Grasscycling

Grasscycling or mulching is the natural practice of recycling grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn when mowing. Once cut, the clippings will quickly dry out and decay naturally releasing valuable nutrients back into the soil for a healthier lawn. This process promotes a healthier and deeper root system, and increases grass resistance to drought and disease.

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December 17 2020

Regular Session of Council

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