Beetle collection days are scheduled for Thursday July 2/2015 and Friday July 3/2015 at the Besant Campground, 25 km west of Moose Jaw on # 1 Highway.
Anyone is welcome to attend and collect Leafy Spurge Beetles as bio-controls for larger patches of leafy spurge in their areas.
If you cannot attend the collection days, but want beetles, there is a second option of hiring the two young men who will be travelling with me. They will collect beetles for anyone willing to pay them, for their efforts, on a contract basis at a cost of $ 50.00 per lot of 2500 – 3000 beetles. This collection takes place on very hot days 26 degrees plus and takes them about 1 hour to collect 1 lot of 3000 beetles.
My program does not have a budget to pay these young men, but I can pay the cost of packing and shipping the beetles to a chosen location for quick pick-up and release. Arrangement can be made for me to meet someone, if it is on my route back to Saskatoon on the evening of July 3.
Invoices will be sent out after the beetle collections are made and the beetles are shipped, or delivered.
If there is enough interest collections could be arranged for July 6 – 10/2015 at the same location. Weather permitting, of course.
Please have people contact me for additional information and booking collections.
Please pass this information on to any ratepayers or organizations in your area that may be interested in obtaining Leafy Spurge Bio-Control Beetles.
You can pass on my contact information to all interested people.
Invasive Plants Management Coordinator
3830 Thatcher Avenue
office: (306) 933-7695
cell: (306) 221-5289