Be notified, be pesticide free
The City of Kelowna’s deadline to register for pesticide notification is March 12. The annual registry is for Kelowna residents who wish to be informed when pesticide spraying occurs on residential properties adjacent to their own.
Residents can register online at kelowna.ca/environment under Pesticide Free, by providing their name, street address, postal code, phone number, email address, preference for same-day or day-before notification and reasons for registering. Alternately, residents can register by calling the Commercial Pesticide Notification Registry Hotline at 250-469-8556.
Registrants will be notified by commercial spray operators on the day before or the same day as the pesticide is applied to abutting residential properties. The registry notification does not cover pesticide application on agricultural properties.
Residents must sign up each year for the registry to be kept accurate and up to date. Those included in previous years’ registry must register again if they wish to be included in 2018’s notification program.
There are a number of ways to have a healthy yard without using pesticides, such as using a compost like OgoGrow or GlenGrow. More tips for a pesticide free yard can be found on the Pesticide Free page on the City’s website.
For more information about the City’s pesticide regulation bylaw or pesticide-free yard tips, visit kelowna.ca/environment.