OTTAWA, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - As the first flowers start to blossom with the warmer weather, many Canadians are beginningto get their gardens ready. If you have a lawn or garden, preventing weeds and other pests is the best approach to maintaining a healthy yard.
Believe it or not, a healthy lawn and garden can be achieved without using any pesticides at all.
If you choose to use a pesticide to control weed or pest problems, it is important to always follow the label directions. You can use Health Canada's online search to check for the most recent product information. You can also check the new pesticide label search mobile app. As always, remember to also follow any provincial or municipal restrictions that may apply to specific products.
What you should do
If preventive measures are not enough, and you decide to use a pest control product, you should follow Health Canada's advice to protect the health and safety of those around you, as well as the environment:
If you are unsure how to best manage a particular lawn or garden pest problem, visit our website for more information, or consider hiring a licensed pest control operator.
Report health and safety concerns
Adverse events related to the use of a pest control product should be reported to the manufacturer, who is required by law to report it to Health Canada. You may also report an incident directly to Health Canada by completing an incident report form.
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