OTTAWA, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - After a long winter, many Canadians are eager to start
gardening and to maintain their lawns. Spring is also the time of year to start thinking about how to manage weeds and pests throughout the growing season.
OTTAWA, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - After a long winter, many Canadians are eager to start gardening and to maintain their lawns. Spring is also the time of year to start thinking about how to manage weeds and pests throughout the growing season.
A healthy lawn or garden is more resistant to pest problems,
If you choose to use a pesticide, it is important to use only a product authorized by Health Canada. You can search Health Canada's pesticide label database online or from the mobile app to find the right product. It is also important to always follow the label directions and abide by any local restrictions—provincial, territorial or municipal—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 are responsible for using pesticides safely. Health Canada offers this advice to help you protect the health and safety of those around you, and the environment, when using outdoor pesticides:
Remember, reading and following pesticide labels is important! If you are unsure of 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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