If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.
Periods of rain or drizzle. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 9.
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It is important to remember that not all insectes are pests. There are many beneficial insects which are natural predators of pests. To effectively manage insects we must learn to identify which are beneficial. The more you know about the insect pest, the easier it will be to manage it without a reliance on pesticides. Try to tolerate small populations of pests.
Many companies spray toxic pesticides without properly identifying the pest. Nobody should ever spray pesticides without knowing the proper identification of a pest before they decide on a treatment.
Not all plant damage or decline is caused by pests. Crops, ornamentals, lawns and other plants can be damaged by heat, cold, wind or lack of water. They can also be damaged by physical injuries from equipment, lack of nutrients, pet urine and human activity such as repeated walking in the area. Many types of pest damage look the same but treatments can be very different. When a pest is identified, one must find information on it's biology and lifecycle before deciding on what action to take, if any.
Current provincial weather regulations:
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%
Where to report a violation