Pesticides

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Garden maintenance often includes the removal of unwanted pests.  The use of pesticides and herbicides is not recommended because of the negative impact on flora, fauna and water quality.  Under Ontario’s Cosmetic Pesticide Ban, the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on lawns and gardens is prohibited.

By using low-impact methods to remove unwanted weeds, insects and diseased plants, you will be protecting and restoring native biodiversity and wildlife habitat; improving soil and water quality; and creating an environment that is safe for everyone.

For information and advice on dealing with the pests on your property, contact a CVC stewardship coordinator.

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